Don’t Be Crabby…

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 250.

Atlantic Ghost Crabs

A lonely female crab was walking down the beach one evening when she noticed a male crab coming toward her.

But he was walking straight and not sideways! Impressed by his talent, she decided to marry him immediately.

The next morning she noticed him walking sideways like any ordinary crab!

She asked, “What happened? Yesterday you were able to walk straight!”

He answered “What?! I can’t get that drunk every day!”.

Interesting Fact: Atlantic Ghost Crabs can hold oxygen in their air sacs for about six weeks. The crab has club-shaped eyestalks and it boasts of a 360° vision. This helps it see and catch insects that are even in mid-air.  ( http://www.animalspot.net/ghost-crab-sand-crab.html )

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22 Comments

  1. I used to love to go out to the beach on Long Beach Island at night and watch these little guys scampering around on the wet sand. There were a lot fewer of them, though, once people decided to keep their beach houses lit up all night.

    • That is really awesome that you guys do that. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your story with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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