Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ghosts of Coastlines Past

Ghosts are fast. Blink and you'll miss them. Some people have no idea they exist. Their white, ephemeral appearance helps them disappear before your eyes.
Their stalked eyes make watching you all easier. Glance at them and they dart away at up to 35 mph.
But not without a trace. Fast and cautious, the Ghost Crab retreats to a sandy burrow in a flash.


  1. short and educational, now I know a new kind of crab. thanks! :)

  2. Great first picture. Unbeknownst to kids, most mothers also have stalked eyes that allow them to see behind their heads.

  3. I suppose you've already met the JunglePete Crab. It appears in high traffic areas so it's easy to spot.

  4. I'm surprised people don't try to race them. I mean they race tiny pigs at the fair every summer.