And it's funny, most awful funny, with all those coconuts, not even a coconut crab
. The only meat-food living was schools of mullet in the harbour--fattest, finest, biggest mullet I ever laid eyes on.
Positive correlations between maternal and larval size have been observed in the coconut crab
, Birgus latro (Sato and Suzuki, 2010), and the caridean shrimp Palaemon serratus (Gonzalez-Ortegon and Gimenez, 2014).
Palmyra Island--one of islands in the monument where Shark Stewards has been studying local shark populations and other key marine species --supports the second largest colony of red-footed boobies in the world, endemic geckos, and the largest invertebrate on the planet: the endangered coconut crab
, which is over 3 feet long and weighs more than 4 pounds.
For this month I will share with you one of my favorite home cooked dishes that my R and D Chemist 'Percy' made for me, coconut crab
with chili and aligue.
Once they'd tested each coconut crab
, the scientists analyzed the data they'd collected.
Burrata butter chicken, ghee roast coconut crab
, calamari bhel and tellicherry beef ribs.
So during your Samui stay, make sure you find time to sample coconut water, coconut ice cream, and, of course, mouthwatering coconut crab
A close cousin of the tiny Hermit Crab found on the beaches of Andamans, is the Coconut Crab
which is terrestrial and can grow upto 3 feet in length.
Meanwhile, the largest land-living crab, the coconut crab
, weighs up to 4.1kg, can grow up to 1m in length and is at the very upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons.
Apart from corals, the museum authority also preserved specimens of rare species like Coconut Crab
, Sea Cucumber, star fish, Marine sponge among others.
But I have less than no interest in the Giant Whale Shark, the Remipedes, the Coconut Crab
or any of their associated ocean pals.
It seems no aquarium can hold this coconut crab
, which has claws like bolt-cutters.