Sitting at my desk at (Pelican Island) Audubon House I was happy to look out the window and see this Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) exploring the breezeway. Being close to the Indian River Lagoon and surrounded by wetlands it came as no surprise seeing this little guy show up. What was surprising, and a little disconcerting to actually see him doing it, was the Crab decided it needed a more elevated view of its surroundings and proceeded to climb […]
A Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi), also known as the Great Atlantic Land Crab, prowls around its burrow in this short movie slightly sped up to make it a bit more interesting for us lazy humans. This unusual albino Land Crab lives on the edge of a mangrove wetland bordering a front yard on the barrier island along the Indian River Lagoon in Indian River County, Florida. Watch toward the end, the sudden shift in the camera angle is actually […]
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Categories: Eccentricities • Tags: Blue Land Crab, Bok Tower Gardens, Carolers, Christmas, Cuban Anole, Delta IV rocket, dog, Florida, Gray Catbird, Lake Wales, Land Crab, Pinewood Estate, Sam, Seasons Greetings, Space Launch Complex 37, United Launch Alliance Delta IV
It is official. After a successful night running around on the beach capturing video of the November Blue Land Crab migration of egg-bearing females into the ocean (including the one pictured), I can officially say that my next program will be about the life history of these crabs and their smaller relatives, the beach-dwelling Ghost Crabs. I am looking forward to spending the next year following these seemingly otherworldly creatures around photographing everything they do. Learn more about my programs […]
The Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumiz) migration is heating up again as we reach the October full Moon meaning there are a lot of strange invaders on the beach with waving eyestalks and menacing pincers in Indian River County, Florida. Last night, the Land Crabs on the beach were waiting for the high tide to recede so they could enter the shallower water to release their eggs. Note the large, brown, egg mass hanging down from the center of this […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Atlantic Ghost Crab, Atlantic Ocean, beach, Blue Land Crab, Cardisoma guanhumi, dog, egg mass, eyestalk, Florida, Full Moon, high tide, Highway A1A, Indian River County, larvae, low tide, migration, Ocypode quadrata, Pepper, pincers, Sam, spawn