The red tuna crabs are back in the Monterey Bay, California as millions washed up on Del Monte Beach on May 24, 2016.
And the beach suddenly turned red… blood red!
The red crabs are hard to miss on the sandy Del Monte Beach. Millions of them washed up along a beach in Monterey Bay, california.
This kind of crab is usually found off the coast of Baja California but shows up other places during the El Niño weather pattern.
Adults tend to live in the deep sea currents. However, babies often wash up to shore, blown in by the currents.
Cause of this apocalyptical mass die-off
Officials consider this mass kill as a natural oceanic event rather than a man-made catastrophe (like Fukushima?). They also say that their more frequent beaching may be an indicator of climate change.
These pelagic red crabs aren’t for human consumption but an important source of food for fish, dolphins, seabirds and whales.
And here the underwater invasions:
Meanwhile, the birds are having a feast!