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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