Sunday, December 14, 2008

December Special : Christmas Island

Somewhere on the Indian Ocean, between Asia and Northern Western Australia, lies Christmas Island. This lovely tropical island, which is administered by the Australian government, is in fact home to the famous Red Crabs. There are after all, about 100 million of this species that call this island home. Every year sometime about November-December, these red crabs crawl their way and migrate to the shoreline to breed by the sea. Can you believe that they even have their own crossing grid, to facilitate their safe journey! (see photo!)

This red crab migration is such an interesting phenomenon, and here is a good read if you want more information about this whole process.

Getting to Christmas Island, one can travel from Perth or Kuala Lumpur. There are numerous Christmas Island accommodation type suitable for different travellers. A number of activities (birdwatching, photography, etc) Surely, this nature haven would bring so much excitement and great photos!


Raft3r said...

pretty interesting

nakakain din ba ang red crabs na yan?

wala akong alam sa crabs
allergic kasi ako sa mga yan, eh

Big Eyed Gal said...

I've always been fascinated with this ever since I saw this in the Nat Geo channel. Di ba talaga sila pwede kainin? Haha! I love crabs! ;-)

Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ingat!

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