Migration of Millions of Red Crabs Kicks Off on Christmas Island

Red crab migration season, which sees millions of crabs make their way to the ocean to breed, has kicked off on Australia’s Christmas Island, images posted on November 1 show.

These photographs, posted by Parks Australia, show the crustaceans as they crawl over a bridge on their journey from the forests to the shore.

The crabs set out at the same time, according to the agency, with the exact timing and speed of the migration determined by the phase of the moon.

In the post, Parks Australia said: “The crabs are well and truly on the move and the crab bridge is heaving.” Credit: Parks Australia via Storyful

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