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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Ghost Crabs Tortured by Tourists

Here on Topsail parents take their kids out at night along the beach with their flashlights, nets and pails and capture Ghost Crabs. It's an old traditon that is protected because the crabs love to eat the baby sea turtles headed to the sea after hatching on the dunes. They are inedible. Where do they take them? These two I found dead on my deck the other morning while enjoying my morning coffee. I placed them on the railing to photograph.

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