More than 50 Million crabs started their annual migration on Western Australia’s Christmas Island and have caught the eyes of numerous people there.
It has been reported that half a billion crabs are migrating from the forest to the beach as the breeding season has arrived.The island is covered with a deep red color nowadays. This mesmerizing natural phenomenon occurs every year, and thousands of island residents and tourists capture these moments in their cameras.
It is said that this annual migration is one of the greatest migrations on planet earth as usually 50 Million animals rarely move from one place to another at once.
The Christmas Island National park theme has placed fences to ensure the safety of the crustaceans while moving.
Bridges are constructed over roads, streams, and rocks to make it feasible for the animals to move without getting in the way of humans.But some crabs were seen moving from unusual places, including the rooftops of houses and sides of main roads.
Dr.Tanya Detto, who is the invasive species program coordinator at Christmas Island, has proclaimed that the number of crabs migrating this year is high this year.
In the past, less than 50 Million crabs migrated annually, but this year a noticeable increase in the number of animals has been observed which is unusual.Her team is working hard and spending a lot of time managing the migration process.
Every year, after the first rainfall of the wet season, the migration process starts.
It is usually between October and November, according to the phases of the moon.After one month, a large number of baby crabs will be seen on the island. The acting manager of Christmas Island told a source that thousands of visitors from every corner of the world come to the island in order to observe this fascinating wildlife phenomenon every year.
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