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Coconut Crab

Our turtle patrol found something interesting the other night, normally its turtles but 2 nights ago they found a baby coconut crab near the beach.  When the coconut crab is younger it uses a shell or coconut husk to protect its body, as it grows older, its body hardens to provide it with protection.  These funny creatures are becoming endangered and on some islands have become extinct.  We will keep you posted, if we find any more.  I took a photo of this one, during the day about a week ago near our restaurant, very cute, but best not to touch as they have very strong claws.

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