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Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus Holding claws &lt;3!<br />
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These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other&#039;s claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
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Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It&#039;s also pretty empty as most people aren&#039;t willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It&#039;s an incredible place!<br />
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Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It&#039;s also pretty empty as most people aren&#039;t willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It&#039;s an incredible place!<br />
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Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It&#039;s also pretty empty as most people aren&#039;t willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It&#039;s an incredible place!<br />
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https://vimeo.com/447924024<br />
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Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It&#039;s also pretty empty as most people aren&#039;t willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It&#039;s an incredible place!<br />
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These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other&#039;s claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It&#039;s also pretty empty as most people aren&#039;t willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It&#039;s an incredible place!<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/447924024<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99901/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
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Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus

Holding claws <3!

These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other's claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.

Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It's also pretty empty as most people aren't willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It's an incredible place!


Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other's claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It's also pretty empty as most people aren't willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It's an incredible place!<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/447924024<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99898/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99902/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99901/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99900/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html Geotagged,Long-wristed Hermit Crab,Pagurus longicarpus,Summer,United States

Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other's claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It's also pretty empty as most people aren't willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It's an incredible place!<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/447924024<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99898/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99903/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99901/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99900/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html Geotagged,Long-wristed Hermit Crab,Pagurus longicarpus,Summer,United States

Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other's claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It's also pretty empty as most people aren't willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It's an incredible place!<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/447924024 Geotagged,Long-wristed Hermit Crab,Pagurus longicarpus,Summer,United States

Long-wristed Hermit Crab - Pagurus longicarpus Holding claws <3!<br />
<br />
These crabs were quite ubiquitous in the low tide zone. And, so many of them were in pairs -- where one of them was holding the other's claw. It was so cute. These crabs can pinch, but I usually find them to be gentle and have never been pinched by one.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Low tide zone on Laudholm beach. Laudholm is part of Wells National Estuarine Research Preserve. The preserve includes 2,250 acres of upland fields and forests, freshwater and estuarine wetlands, salt marshes, brackish marshes, scrub swamp, and a beach-and-dune system. The protected area goes from Little River to the Ogunquit River. The beach is enormous at low tide with lots of fun areas to explore for critters. It's also pretty empty as most people aren't willing to hike through the preserve to get to the beach. The beach is very variable with areas of coarse and fine sand, mudflats, boulders, and cobbles. It's an incredible place!<br />
<br />
https://vimeo.com/447924024<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99902/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99901/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99903/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99898/long-wristed_hermit_crab_-_pagurus_longicarpus.html Geotagged,Long-wristed Hermit Crab,Pagurus longicarpus,Summer,United States

    comments (4)

  1. Ahhh! So precious! The video is so cute! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks! I thought the video was funny bc the crab ditched its friend, lol. I reunited them though. Posted 10 months ago
  2. Great Capture! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks Deb! Posted 10 months ago

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''Pagurus longicarpus'', the long-wristed hermit crab, is a common hermit crab found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and the Atlantic coast of Canada.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Aug 14, 2020. Captured Aug 13, 2020 13:10 in Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farms Rd, Wells, ME 04090, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm