Photo 7129596, (c) Wendy Feltham, all rights reserved

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Graceful Rock Crab Metacarcinus gracilis

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wendy5

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April 15, 2017 01:21 PM PDT

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I've only seen a couple of Metacarcinus gracilis (Graceful Crab) before on our local beaches, and today there were about a dozen! The gulls were eating away at the tiny orange eggs on the females' abdomens. They would then leave the poor crabs flailing on the beach.

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