Ghost Crab Close Up

Ghost crabs are often seen scuttling quickly along beaches at night, when they emerge from their burrows to feed, and can be difficult to photograph in the wild. They are common in Moorea, an island in the Pacific Ocean, where this specimen was collected. More about the Moorea can be found in the article "Scientists Catalog Life on the Island of Moorea."

Ghost crabs are often seen scuttling quickly along beaches, and can be difficult to photograph in the wild.  They are common in Moorea where this specimen was collected.
Credit: 

Joseph Poupin, Institut de Recherche de l'Ecole Naval