Christmas Island (an Australian external territory in the southern Indian Ocean) ~ At the beginning of the wet season (October-November) more than 150 million red crabs move from inland shelters to the shore for their annual breeding season.
The Astonishing Annual Red Crab Migration. Each year millions of bright red land crabs leave their burrow homes and head towards the sea to lay their eggs, eventually returning with their offspring in tow - Christmas Island, Australia
Christmas Island’s Red Crabs: Each year an estimated 43 million land crabs migrate to lay their eggs in the ocean. Authorities close most of the island’s roads during the migration, which normally takes at least a week.
Red Crab Migration - Christmas Island (My flash professor was just talking about how these crabs overrun this island once a year!
Add Some Pink Ribbons To Turn This Massive Red Crab Migration Into The World’s Largest Breast Cancer 5K!
Once a year, millions of red crabs on Christmas Island embark on a long and arduous trek toward the shore as part of their reproductive process. Now, with your help, this natural phenomenon can also be the beginning of the end for breast cancer!