Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watery Wednesday: Crabs

While we were in Hawaii I spent a lot of time photographing creatures in the different tide pools that I found. Some of the pics that I took I posted in the Hanauma Bay post I did yesterday but I also managed to find several different types of crabs. Now I don't really know much about crabs, other then people other then me like to dunk their legs in butter, so I can not really tell you what type of crabs that they are but maybe one of the helpful readers can enlighten us.




11 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

Those are neat little creatures. I don't know what they are and I don't eat them. I really find the blueish one interesting....Michelle

Kathy said...

they sure are colorful creatures. Never seen one before so I can't tell you what they are. Great shots. =) Hope you have a wonderful week.

me ann my camera said...

Great crabs ... and wow I love your header photo.

Tricia said...

They look mean - but nice shots! How was your Hawaiian trip though?!

dAwN said...

Interesting Crabs..Cant help with the ID..have no clue..

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've only seen crabs like this once and didn't get good shots of them. These are great. Must have been cool to see them crawling around. :-)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I couldn't venture a guess. We have stone crabs down here, and blue crabs too.

Denise said...

Don't know what he is either but he sure is a neat little crab and your photos are superb. Thank you for sharing them.

The Right Blue said...

Not sure about the top photos -- they may even be molts -- but I recognize the crabs in the bottom two photos. They are known by the common name Sally Lightfoot crabs (Grapsus tenuicrustatus). They are the most commonly seen crab along rocky shorelines in Hawaii.

Bobbie

floreta said...

the last two shots of the crab are stunning!

Judy said...

I love all your photos from Hawaii!!