Orange seashell with hermit crab

Video of Big Hermit Crab in the Wild

While searching the backwater beach at low tide, I found a big lightning whelk shell encrusted with barnacles. I thought that either it was alive, with the snail inside, or a hermit crab had taken up residence. It turned out to be the latter. Most of the time hermit crabs will quickly duck down deep […]

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Behind a small island in Mosquito Lagoon

Wild Hermit Crabs You May See in Florida

If you have read this blog at all, chances are you’ve heard me “complain” about all the hermit crabs I find that have taken up residency inside empty seashells I would love to collect. Well, I do understand that the shells are needed for these creatures to survive, and I take photos rather than collect. […]

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