Friday, November 9, 2007

Galapagos Crab

On the Galapagos Islands lives a red and yellow crab called a Sally Lightfoot. The larger one of these crabs gets the redder it is. They are very visible against the dark rock and at the water’s edge. Immature crabs are gray and blend in, which helps protect them from predators.

Sally Lightfoot crabs feed on algae as well as dead fish and birds.

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