Beach Walk
Crabs

[Crab drawing] The abdomen of a crab folds tightly beneath its body. By turning a crab over, its sex can be determined: abdomens of female crabs are wide, while males' are narrow. Females hold eggs between their body & abdomen. Empty crab shells found on the beach may be the old homes of crabs who have "molted" or crawled out of their old shell to grow a new, larger shell. Crabs are active scavengers, eating both dead & live food, & are often found hiding under rocks.

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