Strawberry Crab Found

Ho Ping-ho, a professor with the National Taiwan Ocean University has discovered a new species of crab, currently dubbed the “strawberry crab” due to it’s pink coloration and white spots. Ping-ho discovered two specimens of the crab last summer in Kenting National Park. They were both in poor shape however – the local area was suffering from pollution due to a cargo ship that had run aground – and died shortly after their discovery.

I haven’t been able to find significant information on Kenting National Park, but it does have a short wikipedia entry.

It apparently is a beautiful location, the photo below of Kenting at night was taken by photographer Pauz Chen. He has hundreds more stunning photos at the fascinating website TrekEarth: Learning about the world through photography, under the username pauzmantoll. View more of his work here.


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