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Ghost crab at night - Colin Purrington
Ghost crabs (Ocypode quadrata) live in U-shaped burrows doing God knows what during the day, but they emerge at night to feed on all sorts of detritus washed up by the surf. But they also apparently go after sand fleas, mole crabs (Emerita talpoida), and even cute, defenseless, newly hatched birds (e.g., sooty terns). And …