Crab Molt

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Good morning friends, here’s something cool from my trip to Klein Curacao last Friday. These are NOT live crabs, they are molts or skeletons that got left behind during the night. We found these Tidal Spray Crab molts (Plagusia depressa) over the shoreline and each was so different and colorful that I figured I’d post a bunch of them for you to see. The crabs pick a rock with a rough surface and hook their claws into it and pull it’s new body out of the old shell exiting from the rear, it is so cool!! MORE

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