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Fact of the Day: Ghost Crab

Ghost Crab (credit: Hans Hillewaert)

Ghost crabs are named for their sandy coloring, which allows them to blend right into their surroundings. These crabs eat at night and burrow during the day in burrows up to three feet deep. 

Ghost crabs can move quickly in any direction and their large eyes can see 360 degrees. Male ghost crabs participate in ritualistic displays to settle disputes and rarely physically combat. 

Go to Oceana.org/Explore for more fun animal info and check back tomorrow for a shark-filled FOTD!


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