Friday, June 27, 2008

Christmas Island (Google Earth -10.4276, 105.6688) June 21-29, 2008

Located in the Indian Ocean about 1500 miles west of Darwin, Christmas Island was part of Singapore until 1958. It is now part of Australia, and it sometimes referred to as “Australia’s Galapagos” – a tiny remote spot with species that are not found anywhere else on earth. Here are some of the land crabs found on the island known as the “Crabbiest Place on Earth.” Google "red crab migration Christmas Island" to find out more. Below is a photo of Rob looking at one of the underpasses for the red crab migration, installed to reduce road mortality.