Galapagos crabs in residence

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Thu 5 Apr 2012 22:48
You may recall that Lonesome Booby only stuck with us for three days after leaving Galapagos.  The baby Galapagos crabs, on the other hand, that took up residence in our swim ladder have successfully clung on across the Pacific and are now getting quite big.  Mostly they are the standard black crabs, but there is one albino amongst them.  I am afraid all the crabs will have to go before Australia because they are very strict there about not introducing foreign species.  Despite growing fast, it seems unlikely that they will get to edible size before Australia so we will just have to encourage them to abandon ship.