a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

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a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by dphershman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:44 pm

I saw something very strange out at Redondo today, along the rope line north of the Black Pearl. There was a gathering of dozens of crabs of all sizes and species. Plus a few sole hanging out as well. There didn't appear to be mating or even feeding taking place, just all of them 'hanging out' together. I'm guessing that there's some kind of food at this spot attracting them, but I'm stumped as to what it might be.

Here's some photos. Anyone have a guess as to what's going on there?

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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by YellowEye » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:28 pm

Crazy. I witnessed the same thing, same spot, about a month ago!

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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by dphershman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 pm

there's been something going on there for quite awhile. Odd groupings of animals.... one time its dozens of sea cucumbers. Another time its wall to wall striped nudibranchs. And this time a crab convention!
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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by Gdog » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:51 pm

I saw the same thing a couple years ago at TTN...they were so active they were silting up the vis. It was crazy.

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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by dlh » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:42 pm

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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by H20doctor » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:55 pm

an earth quake is coming
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Re: a gathering of Crabs at Redondo

Post by Diverdave68 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm

I'd say, check if the females have eggs. I saw the fish trying to eat the eggs off the crab bellies. Saw the same thing in Redondo last week and cove 2 over the weekend.

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