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by Rich Leighton | Feb 12, 2020 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeGhost crabs are found on many of the same beaches as sea turtle nests. They devour baby turtles while they hatching out in the sand, and drag the baby turtles into their burrows and eat them up. MORE PHOTOS OF INVERTEBRATES MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature...
by Rich Leighton | Oct 6, 2018 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature PhotographyFiddler crabs are the most common crab in a salt marsh and they play an important role in the salt marsh community. They eat detritus (dead or decomposing plant and animal matter) and are themselves food for a number of wetland animals. In Spanish, the fiddler crab is...
by Rich Leighton | May 30, 2010 | Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Marine Invertebrates, Nature & Wildlife, Nature PhotographyRecently while on a trip along the St. Joseph Peninsula I stumbled into one of my very favorite of shoreline critters – the ghost crab. Even though they are very common all over Florida’s sandy coasts, the ghost crab is the master of camouflage and quite...
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