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Friday, July 6, 2007

Ghost Crab

The ghost crab's name comes from its ability to disappear before one's eyes as it quickly blends into the sand. They can run up to 10 mph. The ghost crab's periscope eyes enable it to see 360 degrees which protects it from its predators. While they burrow in the daytime, they return to the sea at night to was water over their gills for oxygen.

My ghost crab was photographed at Wassaw Island, Georgia. Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge and in only accessible by boat. For more information on Wassaw, visit SherpaGuides or Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. More on the ghost crab, visit enature.

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