Crabs Travel 3,000 Miles From Bermuda On Buoy

November 12, 2015

Six Columbus crabs have travelled 3,000 miles from Bermuda on the back of a barnacle encrusted buoy to wash up on an English beach, according to a story in the Western Morning News.

The story said ”Six rare Columbus crabs have travelled 3,000 miles from Bermuda on the back of a barnacle encrusted buoy to wash up on a Westcountry beach.

“Conservationist Steve Trewhella spotted the incredible find on a South West beach, where he was searching the flotsam and jetsam for interesting finds.

Rare Columbus crabs wash up Bermuda November 2015

“He said that the rare crabs, a tropical species which spends its entire life travelling the oceans on floating debris, were found clinging to a large buoy covered in Goose Barnacles.

“Steve found the crabs washed up on Chesil Beach, in Dorset, and believes the increase in sea litter means sightings may be on the rise.

“The Columbus crabs are native to the sea near Bermuda, where they live among the weeds, and grow to just half an inch in diameter.”

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  1. somuchless says:

    Even the crabs are floating away hahahahahahahhaa

  2. Cup Of Tea Anyone? says:

    Wish it was Alaskan Hall Crabs

    toodles!

  3. Widget says:

    Did Betty make the voyage .

  4. Widget says:

    Did Betty make the voyage.

  5. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Amazing how far crabs will travel just to get ….a piece of the rock…we have had them for years and we cant get rid of them ….and more keep coming ….year after year after year…..from everywhere…!

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