More news of out-of-place critters
. This time it's crawdads off the east coast of Scotland. Actually, the story says crawfish, but judging from the picture
, it's what we'd call spiny lobster. A fisherman pulled one up from the Firth of Forth
near Gullane -- Muir country
, or thereabouts. Suffice to say, there weren't any of these in the water in Muir's day. The local fishmonger tells the East Lothian Courier
A few years ago you wouldn’t have dreamt about seeing these exotic species, but sea bass, red mullet and velvet crabs are now caught on the Forth and it could be a growing market in the future. Who knows? I think it’s a fine example of global warming as these fish are making their way into northern waters.
The spiny specimen was given to a local aquarium for display.