Creature of the Day – Crab

When we dive, we are always on the look out for crabs. Tiny ones, large ones, hairy ones and hiding ones.

 Batwing Coral Crab
Batwing Coral Crab

This Batwing Coral Crab was sitting out in the open on a piece of coral when we swam by. He wasn’t disturbed by my camera light or photo taking. Such a cool guy!

Channel Clinging Crab
Channel Clinging Crab

The Channel Clinging Crab was deep in a hole when we saw him. This large crab likes to reside in recesses. Look at his large claw! He’s not as willing to sit for a photo.

Crab

We see many small crabs hiding in coral heads, their legs poking out. Hermit crabs, in their chosen house shells, can be seen inside sponges. Sometimes they are on the move and sometimes they are just hanging around.

It’s fun to search for crabs as we never know what we will find.

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