Categories: Nature Notes, Observations
I found the first of what I am assured will be many Hermit Crabs here at Rockport Beach. Most likely this is one of the several Pagurus species that move into shallow water during their winter breeding season. It was the only one I saw, hopefully a mate is out there somewhere. Good luck little crustacean!
New research on the ever-fascinating Hermit Crab, worth a quick read, it’s a small article (ha, ha!): https://www.insidescience.org/news/study-suggests-hermit-crabs-evolved-long-penises-defend-against-shell-thieves?fbclid=IwAR1vx85FH_1HNu4fWhioWzgl2ta3NZX–85Bo4QQ6iE1p06dT-vtXqh2r7E