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Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by scottfiji on July 12, 2005 at 16:51:25:

In Reply to: unidentied large red crab posted by scottfiji on July 12, 2005 at 15:16:54:

Jim, fyi it can't be rock crab, the carapace shape is completely different. Greg Jensen (author of pacific coast crabs and shrimps) id'ed it as a southern kelp crab.

However, his book lists the carapace length as up to 3.6 inches, this guy looked 2-3 times that size, he was massive. Maybe it was just the shallow-water narcosis working on me.

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