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Crab Larvae From Bill O’Connor

Hi Joey,

We were catching jelly fish Sunday and found this little creature swimming near the surface of the water. It’s some sort of crab larvae, and the strangest thing about it was the way it swam. It used its tail like a lobster does, but it swam pretty quickly in a forward direction – lobster use their tail to swim backward. Another behavior we noted was that it would roll itself into a ball and sink when it perceived a threat – it looked and felt just like a little pebble.
B studied this creature for most of the day, and encouraged me to share it. The finger in the photo is B’s and it’s only about 3/8” wide. 

~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

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