STRANGE BUT TRUE

Sunday Times - - Fashion News -

Ev­ery year, a de­tach­ment of the Colom­bian army is sent to the tiny Caribbean is­land of Prov­i­den­cia to pro­tect the thou­sands of black crabs that emerge from their hid­ing places in the forests and be­gin mi­grat­ing to the shore­line to lay their eggs. Af­ter in­cu­bat­ing their eggs on the seashore for two weeks, the crabs then move into the sea, where the lar­vae hatch. Af­ter three or so weeks, those baby crabs that sur­vive be­gin their trek to the forests — and the army goes home.

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