Christmas Island crab migration 2015 was delayed but first pictures are incredible

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This must be an incredible nature spectacle to see.

Imagine millions of crabs simultaneously marching to the sea on Christmas Island.

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During this weeks-long event, up to 14 species of crabs migrate from the rainforest to the ocean to breed. And during this move, the crabs turn completely red.

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Their migration takes place between October and December as the crabs rely on certain phases of the moon to help with the reproductive process.

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The wet season acts as a signal for the crabs to head toward the coast.

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But this year, the crabs are a bit delayed because of the late rains.

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Some of the crabs will travel 5, 6, 7 kilometers during their dangerous trek.

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Roads close when the crabs begin to travel along the streets.

But now, officials have installed street bridges to better cope with this incredible animal behavior.

Here a video of the Hermit crab migration. Also impressive.

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