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Christmas Island’s red crab migration
Each year, millions of red crabs traverse Christmas Island on ther perilous journey to the sea to breed.
A young boy at Flying Fish Cove takes a closer look at the hundreds of female red crabs waiting to spawn in the early hours. These are endemic red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis), which spend most of their time living in burrows on the rainforest floor in order to avoid drying out in the fierce sun. But when the time is right – according to the tides and phases of the moon – they embark on the journey of their lives. Read the story and see more of James’s images on his website

Photo Credit: James D. Morgan

Christmas Island
Christmas Island’s red crab migration

Each year, millions of red crabs traverse Christmas Island on ther perilous journey to the sea to breed.

A young boy at Flying Fish Cove takes a closer look at the hundreds of female red crabs waiting to spawn in the early hours. These are endemic red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis), which spend most of their time living in burrows on the rainforest floor in order to avoid drying out in the fierce sun. But when the time is right – according to the tides and phases of the moon – they embark on the journey of their lives. 

Read the story and see more of James’s images on his website

Photo Credit: James D. Morgan