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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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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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