Experts at the UK’s Sea Life Centre parks organised for nine of them to be transported from the US where they had been caught in lobster nets in the Atlantic.
Each was individually wrapped in wet hessian and newspaper before being packed into a box of ice.
They were then flown thousands of miles to London before being transported by truck to the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, Dorset.
The nine Isopods – Bathynonomous giganteus in Latin – will spend time in quarantine before going on display in large dark tanks in Blackpool.
Special reflective glass will give the giant creepy crawlies the feeling they are deep at the bottom of the sea, while still allowing spectators to peer in.
The headline in the Telegraph article is very silly, though. Woodlice (or roly-polies in America) may be isopods, but the mighty giant isopod of the deep is NOT a woodlouse!