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The Common Shore Crab

Common Shore CrabThe Common Shore Crab can be found all along the shore line, whether it be in estuaries, small rock pools or in the sea itself. Much like a scavenger, they will eat anything they can get their claws on and they use these 2 powerful claws to aid them in catching food, but also as a weapon when in a confrontation. The Common Crab is usually brown in colour but some adults have been known to have a more greenish appearance.

If you would like more information on any of the wildlife featured in this week's programme click on the links below:
www.batconservationireland.org
www.marine.ie