Image: Ryukyu Mike
Coconut crabs have a wide-ranging habitat and can be found on shores in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans; like this one, from Sesoko Island, Japan. We love its stylish-looking blue stripes! Unfortunately for coconut crabs, their shells are prized as souvenirs, just as their meat is sought after for eating. Because of human appetites, the crabs no longer exist in heavily populated areas like Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea or Madagascar. And they face a similar fate in places like Guam and the Solomon Islands.