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Painted Ghost Crab (Pic du Jour)

This is a Painted ghost crab, or ocypode gaudichaudii, with a feather. (No, it's not his.) They're a common species found on Pacific beaches from El Salvador all the way to Chile, and on the Galapagos Islands. They're fun to watch, particularly in early evening as they scurry about, often in large numbers, before sunset.  They're very fast, which…
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