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A Torrent Of Crabs Running To The Sea

After a six-month dry season in coastal Panama, the first rains bring masses of bright red land crabs boiling out of their burrows in the forest and migrating to the shore. There, females lay fertilized eggs in the water. WHOI student Joanna Gyory discovered previously unknown parts of this species' life cycle.

Image credit: Joanna Gyory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution