Crabs, hermit crabs and other small creatures on Tongan beaches
From 8 to 17 August 2012
Along the shores of Tonga islands there are many crustaceans, like crabs and hermit crabs, that can be found on the beach between sands and skeletons of corals.
Footprints in the sand left probably by some hermit crab or crab.
Hermit crab photos. There are many hermit crabs in Tonga, especially at dusk and during the night.
Photo of a ghost crab. Can you see it?
Pictures of crabs.
These huge spiders can be more than 10 cm long (including legs) and their webs may be as large as a blanket. Although the appearance of this spider is definitely not the best, it is completely harmless.
A beach in Tonga islands completely covered with fossilized corals.
Shells that can be found on the beach.
A skeleton of soft coral.
The cliffs are often formed by raised coral reefs, whose age could date back many thousands of years ago. Often, "printed" in the rock, you can see the "footprint" of many species of corals.
A skeleton of a sponge.