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(T)all eyes

Looking perkily alert, this little Ghost crab scuttled across the sandy path, then stopped at the edge & posed for pictures. Might be an Atlantic ghost crab (Ocypode quadrata).

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Blue in the face

In a different area of Sandy Hook, a salt marsh was teeming with little Atlantic marsh fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax). During low tide, the crabs scrambled about the remaining pools of water and wedged themselves under layers of broken reeds … Continue reading

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Where the sidewalker ends

Skittering sideways across a beach at Sandy Hook, this little crab — a juvenile Atlantic ghost crab (Ocypode quadrata), I think — was noticeable primarily by its movement. When standing still, its almost transparent yet sand-mottled body rendered it practically … Continue reading

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