St. John Hermit Crabs Take Over Nanny Point

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A week later than they were spotted last year, thousands of hermit crabs descended on Nanny Point on Thursday morning, August 22. Scientists, who know surprisingly little about the migration, believe the crabs are females who deposit their eggs at the water’s edge to be taken out to sea. See the next issue of St. Tradewinds for full story and additional photos (by Bill Stelzer).