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Expedition Photo of the Day: Hermit Crab

© Oceana/Eduardo Sorensen

Hermit crabs are crustaceans but unlike their relatives, they do not have a hard bodies - they are the couch potatoes of the crab world. In order to protect their tender asymmetrical middles, hermit crabs live in discard shells, moving to larger abodes as they grow.

This particular hermit was captured on film in Egmont Key.

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