Crabs

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Decorator Crab

Decorator Crab

Decorator Crab

Decorator Crab

Decorator Crab

Edible Crab

Mature Edible Crab

Mature Edible Crab

Edible Crab

Edible Crab

Edible Crab

Edible Crab

Harbour Crab

Mating Harbour Crabs

Mating Harbour Crabs

Harbour Crab

Harbour Crab

Harbour Crab

Harbour Crab

Harbour Crab

Harbour Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab in Painted Top Shell

Hermit Crab in Painted Top Shell

Hermit Crab, topsy turfy

Hermit Crab, topsy turfy

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab with Cloak Anemone

Hermit Crab with Cloak Anemone

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Two Hermit Crabs with Cloak Anemones

Two Hermit Crabs with Cloak Anemones

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Sea Toads

Sea Toad Crab

Sea Toad Crab

Sea Toad Crab

Sea Toad Crab

Sea Toad Crab

Sea Toad Crab




The sea toad in the first photo was the only living creature seen on a forty minute dive just outwith the edge of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone after an earlier visit this year by a scallop dredging vessel virtually cleared the sea bed of life…

Shore Crab

Shore Crab

Shore Crab

Spider Crab

Long Legged Spider Crab

Long Legged Spider Crab

Spider Crab

Spider Crab

Spider Crab

Spider Crab

Spider Crab on Plumose Anemone

Spider Crab on Plumose Anemone

Spider Crab on Plumose Anemone

Spider Crab on Plumose Anemone

Velvet Swimming Crab

Velvet Swimming Crab

Velvet Swimming Crab

Velvet Swimming Crab

Velvet Swimming Crab

Velvet Crab and Plumose Anemone

Velvet Crab and Plumose Anemone

Velvet Crab feeding on Common mussel (note the byssus threads exuding from the mussel as a defence action)

Velvet Crab feeding on Common mussel (note the byssus threads exuding from the mussel as a defence action)

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