Archivos de Diario para marzo 2021

25 de marzo de 2021

A weekend on Ameland

Last time I was on the island of Ameland I saw a lot of my favourite crab, the masked crab (Corystes cassivelaunus). So ofcourse, when we had the opportunity to get a weekend off, we revisited this island. And I was not disappointed! There really are more masked crabs on this island compared to the others. Maybe there is a deep(er) sea trench in that part of the North Sea or something there? I'll have to find out! I was also surprised by some claws of Necora puber, they always have beautiful purple-red-blue hues.

Anotado en 25 de marzo de 2021 a las 09:46 AM por crabbymaxie crabbymaxie | 70 observaciones | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de marzo de 2021

Looking for the Horse Crab

After I saw various sightings on Waarneming.nl of the rare Horse crab (Atelecyclus undecimdentatus) in one particular place I ofcourse had to go check them out for myself, or I would not be Crabby Maxie! After a 2.5 hours journey by public transport I arrived at the beach of Wijk aan Zee. I walked to the shoreline and barely found any crabs. So, sort of disappointed I went for a coffee at a beach club, and on the way there spotted my first Horse crab! Turns out I needed to look for them in the furthest floodline! I had the coffee and then walked for about an hour along the floodline. And I was lucky! Four carapace and four claws. I also spotted a lot of parts from Necora puber. Great day & worth the travel!

Anotado en 30 de marzo de 2021 a las 02:01 PM por crabbymaxie crabbymaxie | 29 observaciones | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario