Fiddler Crabs

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Fiddler crabs, photographed at Bolivar Flats, Texas,
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 22 August 2008 [larger view].

Nikon D200 ,Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.


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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Fiddler Crabs

  1. genghisprawn says:

    That’s a lot of Uca.

  2. Ian says:

    C’mon, GS, you don’t fool me. If these are Fiddler crabs, where are the fiddles? Huh? Huh? Huh?
    Now if you could work Fiddler crabs and Oliver Sacks into the same blog, we could at least get a little Sacks and Violins to spice things up….

  3. matilda snelfrockey says:

    i’m a fiddler crab! shoot me! what’re you waiting for?! it’s fiddler crab season!!

  4. i am sure the birds went crazy with all this fresh crab meat available to them (and i’d guess, fresh crab eggs as well).

  5. JPS says:

    i’m a fiddler crab! shoot me! what’re you waiting for?! it’s fiddler crab season!!
    I thought of that quote too when I saw the picture, its from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. I thought I would be the only person who knew it!

  6. JPS says:

    The source of the quote:
    Duck! Rabbit, Duck!!_Rabbit!_Duck!