Sand crabs on Nukoli’i

Hawaiian sand crab - © Christopher Martin-4245-2

Along with offering a beautiful shoreline for framing the sunrise, Nukoli’i Beach has many other appealing features and details.  The latest one I discovered was the small sand crabs that own the beachfront just above the tide mark.  They are only a couple of inches across and dig down into little holes.

Hauling sand - © Christopher Martin-4284

They ball the sand up downhole, bring it out and then fling it across the beach.  When a rogue wave washes over their entrance, they dig out and start the excavation all over again.  Sitting still near a few of these holes, it only took a couple of minutes until the crabs came out and resumed their activities.

Sand crab - © Christopher Martin-4160

Excavations - © Christopher Martin-4350

Scurrying along the beach - © Christopher Martin-4195

4 responses

  1. You’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award! 🙂
    Go to: http://quirksterblog.com/2012/12/05/blog-love/

    December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

  2. their eyes really pop out!

    December 5, 2012 at 5:23 am

  3. Great shot’s

    December 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  4. They look like fun little creatures.

    December 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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