Saturday, 16 April 2011

"Red Crab Island" Christmas Amazing Photos Collection













Red crabs begin their march from the forest to the sea, where they will reproduce







A female crab expels eggs from her brood pouch



After two weeks of marching, the first wave of crabs reaches the ocean





The weary travellers dip in the ocean to replace body fluids and salts



Align Centre

There are around 120 million crabs on the march





Red crabs are scavengers



During the migration, the island's human inhabitants just have to adapt



Aerial view of Christmas Island



Location of Christmas Island



Christmas Island rainforest



Baby crabs navigate their way into the rainforest ... and the ants



The crabs navigate the same pathways year after year



The eggs hatch immediately on contact with the water





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