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20km of barriers, 31 underpasses and 1 bridge: getting ready for the great crab migration

This blog first appeared on the Christmas Island Tourism Association blog. It is reproduced with their kind permission.

 

It’s that time of year, when we await the pitter patter of little feet. About 400 million little feet in fact, as our resident population of 50 million red crabs start their annual migration to the sea to spawn.

There’s a lot of work to do to help them on their way safely, to divert them from traffic, which Parks Australia has already commenced. We spoke to Rob Muller – Chief Ranger, Christmas Island National Park, to find out more.

Continue reading “20km of barriers, 31 underpasses and 1 bridge: getting ready for the great crab migration”

The red crab migration in numbers

50 million  The number of red crabs on Christmas Island!

100,000 The eggs a single female can brood Continue reading “The red crab migration in numbers”

11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome

Sir David Attenborough called it one of the ‘most astonishing and wonderful sights’. Here’s why! Continue reading “11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome”

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