October 27, 2016
Looking for a New Home
- as seen by -Nicole Fernandes
After more than 20 hours of travel to the Maldives, we made it to the the white sand beach. This small fellow was among the first to welcome us. As we watched, it inched closer and closer looking for a sunny place to rest. Then, it retreated slightly, but unsuccessfully, into its shell, appearing to have outgrown its current residence.
After a few moments, the hermit crab turned and scuttled quickly away toward a pile of shells brought in by the tide – perhaps to camouflage itself or to look for a new home more appropriate for its size.