Thousands of Tiny Red Crabs Wash Up on Catalina Island

Thousands of tiny red crabs are blanketing the shore on Southern California's Catalina Island and creating a spectacle for beachgoers.

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Leslie Boutillier, Courtesy of Catalina Island Company
Thousands of red crabs wash up on Isthmus beach as a side effect of El Niño in December 2015.
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Micah Stovall
Gavin Whitwell holds up a crab he found at a beach in Catalina Island in July 2017.
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Mary Theresa Stein
Crabs along the shore of Catalina Island in December 2015.
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Corey Garza/Courtesy of Marine Landscape Ecology Lab
A pelagic red crab found along the beaches at Two Harbors, Catalina Island in February 2016.
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Micah Stovall
Nora Stovall holds up one of the crabs she found at a beach in Catalina Island in July 2017.
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Leslie Boutillier, Courtesy of Catalina Island Company
Thousands of red crabs wash up on Isthmus beach as a side effect of El Niño in December 2015.
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Micah Stovall
Triplets Stella, Anika and Nora Stovall, Gavin Whitwell and Cindy Woodroof look at crabs at Catalina Beach in July 2017.
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