Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

Millions of red crabs are causing chaos on Christmas Island in Australia


Still Waters
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted (IP: Staff) ·

Millions of red crabs are causing disruption on Christmas Island in Australia.

The crustacean invasion has led to road closures and traffic delays as wildlife teams clear them out the way.

The crabs are making their yearly migration from the jungle to the beach on the island, 220 miles south of Indonesia.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-11-18/why-millions-of-red-crabs-are-causing-chaos-on-christmas-island

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

“Chaos” … yes, they’ve never done this before. It’s totally out of the ordinary.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

THe most incredible is that the larvae come back to the same island and the crab are not found elsewhere beside cocos island. They can be swept away quite easily being parts of plancton for a couple of weeks. Strange stuff.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, DanL said:

I wonder if they are good to eat? I'm visualizing a HUGE Cajun crab gumbo.

They are pretty small.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.