Bowen - Top of the Whitsundays
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Don't be crabby, soldier on!

Name: Mictyris longicarpus Size: 2.5cm

WHERE THEY HANG ? Head to Bowen's front beach at low tide to discover an army of these cool critters - they love to swarm here in their thousands, burying their way under the sand when you get close!

SUPER COOL FACTS ? Soldier crabs bury into the sand during high tide and emerge in large groups on low tide. They are one of the few crabs that have evolved to walk forwards. (No side shuffling here!)

LEAVE NO FOOTPRINTS ? Don't harass these little fellows - look with your eyes, don't touch!

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