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Events in Indian Ocean Islands

Events in Indian Ocean Islands


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Christmas Island Red Crab Migration

See the spectacularly huge migration of Red Crabs all across Christmas Island, as they travel to breed and lay their eggs in the sea. It's a natural event worthy of the best nature documentaries.

  • Dates:Wet Season - Oct to Dec
  • Venue:Christmas Island

Details

  • Type:Free
  • Other:Travel

Description

At the beginning of the wet season (usually October / November), adult Red Crabs undertake a huge migration from the forest to the coast, to breed and release eggs into the sea, all at the same time. 4-5 weeks later is the spawning time, where all of the baby crabs emerge, usually in sync with the moon. The migration is triggered by a suitable amount of rain In 2021, the possible spawning days are: 28 – 30 November and 28 – 30 December, in accordance with the lunar cycle.

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