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In pictures: red crab baby boom on Christmas Island
Australian Geographic - 1/19/2022 12:25:00 AM
Island red crab babies have made their way back to the island in record numbers. At the end of last year, adult Christmas Island red crabs made their gruelling annual trek from the forest to the sea to spawn.

Christmas Island in grip of epic baby boom
AAP on - 1/14/2022 8:13:28 PM
Christmas Island is in the grip of another baby boom, with millions of tiny red crabs scurrying ashore, boosting an already thriving population.

Huge crab shocks golfers by snapping a club in half 'like a chainsaw' after clambering on top of bag
Daily Mail - 1/4/2022 6:55:00 AM
A monster crab has snapped a golf club clean in half 'like a chainsaw' while terrorising a group of golfers on Christmas Island. Footage uploaded to Reddit on Sunday shows a massive robber crab ...

12-year-old Central Florida girl writes ‘Christmas Island’ book, inspired by holiday traditions
Orlando Sentinel - 12/27/2021 5:36:00 PM
What began as a conversation between sisters about what it would be like to live on a Christmas island has become the first publication of the 12-year-old Puerto Rican girl. “I have always liked ...

Thieving coconut crab snips through golfer's club on Christmas Island - 1/3/2022 10:12:00 PM
Jan. 3 (UPI) --A member of a golfing party on Australia's Christmas Island captured video when a massive coconut crab attempted to steal a golf club -- and ended up chopping through the shaft with ...

Monster crab attacks Australian golfers on Christmas Island - 1/3/2022 5:13:00 AM
Christmas Island local Paul Buhner, who filmed the video, which was shared to Reddit on Sunday, identified the thief as a coconut or “robber” crab. Mr Buhner says in the clip the group had ...

'Just in Time': Christmas Island's Red Crabs Make Christmas Eve Return
Yahoo News - 12/24/2021 7:39:00 PM
As millions of people traveled home for the holidays on December 24, so too did millions of baby red crabs who returned to the shores on Australia’s Christmas Island after a month in the ocean, according to Jill McKendrick who shot this video. McKendrick ...

Christmas Island red crab population rebounds
ABC NEWS on - 1/11/2022 10:52:21 PM
Christmas Island's famous red crab population increases with millions of the creatures making a comeback in the past few years.

Monster crab takes on Australian golfers at Christmas Island
The New Zealand Herald - 1/3/2022 4:32:00 AM
An enormous crab unexpectedly joined golfers for a round on Christmas Island and made off with some of their gear after slicing through one of their clubs "like a chainsaw". Video / Reddit An ...