Shock Dotu! The 'Red Wave' attacked Christmas Island in Australia, a sight that is rare all over the world.

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Christmas Island (Christmas Island) is Australia`s overseas territory in the northeast Indian Ocean. The island is blue and blue, and the tourism indu...

Christmas Island (Christmas Island) is Australia`s overseas territory in the northeast Indian Ocean. The island is blue and blue, and the tourism industry is very developed, but it is more famous for the rare and unique annual migration of the red crab (Red Crab) in the world!


Christmas Island Red Crab is a land crab found only on Christmas Island and Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Every year, between the end of October and the beginning of January, tens of millions of red crabs begin a day-long migration when Christmas Island usheres in the rainy season.

They traveled long distances from the high rainforest plateau to the beaches of the Indian Ocean.

At this time, the whole island is full of red crabs, even the road, are submerged in a bright red, that spectacular scene, from tens of thousands of meters of altitude can be clearly seen.

However, behind this spectacular, it is a great adventure for the red crabs to take their lives!

Because red crabs like to stay in wet, cold places, once the leave cave, it means their lives are exposed to unknown dangers.

Such as lack of water and sun.

In these kilometers, once the rain stops, if the red crab can not quickly find a cool area to avoid the sun, it will soon die of excessive water loss.

Even if lucky enough to avoid the sun, it is likely to be crushed to pieces by sudden vehicles!

It is said that millions of red crab die every year during the migration.

So, at the risk of their lives, red crabs insist on climbing to the seaside for what?

To reproduce!

To do this, they must leave comfortable caves in the jungle, climb to the seaside to mate and lay eggs.

The larger male crab first reached the beach as a pioneer in the leave jungle and dug a comfortable cave on the beach.

Wait for the female crab to mate after it arrives.

After mating, the male crab leave seaside and returns to his original cave.

The female crab stays in the hole to lay eggs.

Half a month later, the eggs mature in the female crab, when the female crab begins to lay eggs.

After spawning, the females will take advantage of the high tide to let the sea bring the eggs into the sea.

Red crab eggs can be turned into young crabs after a week or so, and can be ashore in about three to four weeks.

Whenever these little red crabs return to shore, they will be protected by the locals. The island`s nature conservation centers will send heavy troops to place warning signs on the roads they pass by, and in some places they will even close the roads.

When red crabs flock into the city, the whole area becomes a surging red wave, accompanied by a sniff against the ground. In order to protect these little guys, people have to detour to work and even give up traveling.

To avoid pressing red crabs, many drivers on Christmas Island have developed difficult driving skills. During the rainy season, they are often seen playing serpentine driving on the road in order to avoid these lovely little red crabs on the road.

It is estimated that there are about 43.7 million red crabs on Christmas Island.

The annual migration of tens of millions of red crabs usually lasts for a few weeks, and every year it attracts a large number of tourists to watch it. If you have the opportunity, you might as well take a look at this rare shock!

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