Crabs, Ghost

These pale crabs live in burrows found along the high tide line and in the dunes. Ghost crabs will leave their burrows at dusk and are active until dawn, making daytime sightings an uncommon occurrence. Ghost Crabs prefer live prey and scavenge much less than other crabs, feasting on Sand Fleas, Mole Crabs, small clams, sea turtle eggs (!!), and other small animals. They in turn are eaten by animals such as shorebirds and raccoons.

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