Thousands of spider crabs crowd UK beach

 Thursday, August 11, 2022 

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Thousands of spider crabs have swarmed the UK beach along the Cornish coastline. Holidaymakers in St. Ives, Cornwall have faced a huge crowd of spider crabs.

The waters in Porthgwidden Beach have been filled with European spider crabs for the last couple of weeks. These spiders are known for their distinctive feature of sharp spines and spider-like legs and greyish colour.

Around this season they gather in large numbers near the UK coastline to protect themselves from predators.

They use this time and opportunity to shed their outer skin. This is necessary for them to do before returning back to the depths.

The huge gathering on the UK coastline is becoming hugely popular. The sea rising temperature is the main cause that brings them back to the coast.

People going snorkelling have experienced them with full view. Marine Photographers and sea animal enthusiasts are gathering around the coastline to visit them. Snorkelling happening on the coastline is a very common phenomenon now as the temperatures have risen hugely.

Last month a woman struggled to get a crab out of her ear as she was snorkelling in San Juan. the experience has been more horrifying than satisfying.

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