Sunday, August 15, 2010

Red Crabs trailer

Located Northwest of Australia, in the Indian Ocean, the Christmas Island holds one particular phenomenon. Every year during the monsoon season, a horde of red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) leave their moist rainforest habitat and head for the coast line to mate and release their eggs. Even if measures to protect the species have only been taken in the recent years, the number of crabs has drastically decreased, from several hundred millions down to an estimated 30 million.

The documentary below can be seen in 3D in most imax cinemas.

Join the red crabs on their epic journey to the coast not just to breed but for the survival of their species...

Here are a couple other videos showing this extraordinary event.

Red crab tunnel picture
Christmas Island Red Crabs Wikipedia article

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