Gasteracantha Cancriformis-Spiders are creepy,but some are beautiful as well.

now thats a spider! Gasteracantha Cancriformis-Spiders are creepy,but some are beautiful as well.

Sally Lightfoot Crab (Graspus graspus), searching for algae in the intertidal zone / Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Equador

Sally Lightfoot Crab (Graspus graspus), searching for algae in the intertidal zone / Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Equador. I remember these little guys everywhere on the rocks. like the fact that we share a name.

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Rainbow Crab - Cardisoma armatum a species of West African land crab commonly referred to as Rainbow Crab, Moon Crab, and Patriot Crab. It is a brightly colored crab with a blue to purple carapace and orange to red legs.

Pleorotus Diamor, a fungus

Pleurotus djamor, commonly known as the pink oyster mushroom

Helioceras heteromorph ammonite       http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=383971231685575=a.119791638103537.28779.117905868292114=1_count=1=n

Wonderful Helioceras heteromorph ammonite Notice the counterclockwise spiral

An estimated one in 2 million lobsters are blue. A genetic mutation causes a blue lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein. The protein and a red carotenoid molecule known as astaxanthin combine to form a blue complex known as crustacyanin, giving the lobster its blue colour.

Burt Lake Crayfish II It's difficult to believe that this crayfish is landlocked. Its hue reminds me of the blue-crabs on the Atlantic side.

Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puerto Egas, Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador    by Stuart Westmoreland

Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puerto Egas, Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador

Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Puerto Egas, Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador by Stuart Westmoreland

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These skittle to and fro and dart in and out of their tunnels, as far as I know, from Virginia Beach south down to Hatteras, if not farther.

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