Fiddler crab

Fiddler Crabs Along The River

Fiddler crabs are very tiny and they are a favorite food of Sheephead fish. We see Fiddler crabs in groups on the sandy shores of little uninhabited islands along the saltwater river. They scurry around in groups, or pop into their little holes when they see us. Thousands of crabs hurry up into the mangroves […]

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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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