This litle guy is a hermit crab "transitioning" from plancton to dweller, possibly in search for his first shell. That piece of seaweed is resting on a finger. This one is already at home, resting on a palm, about 1cm. in length.
The larger one by far this weekend was, the Dungeness crab (the edible kind). He was not happy as he was accidentaly separated from his "chosen" (actually kidnapped) female that he will (eventually) mate with (more like, force himself on) Look at that face!
(Oh, see that cluster of trees half way up the hill, in the centre of the photo? I live just beyond its southern tip)
Originally posted on May 28, 2006