Evening on the Beach

I took the kids along to the beach this evening. Nice sunset! We found lots of hermit crabs (yadokari), as usual, and also found the weirdest little crab. It was a species of spider crab (kumogani) that disguises itself by growing seaweed all over its body. It was almost invisible among the weeds! Another interesting find was a ball of shrimps (presumably mating).

sunsetboat in the sunsetAya and Rei looking in the rock poolshermit crab with red feelersdisguised spider crabdisguised spider crabdisguised spider crabball of shrimpsfunamushifunamushi