Woah! An Epic Traffic-Jam Is Taking Over The Beach! It’s A Million-Crab Pileup!

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When the red crab larvae of Christmas Island hatch from their eggs, they head to shore in one of the most incredible animal migrations on the planet.

When this yearly trek occurs, the beaches of Christmas Island swarm with tiny red crab hatchlings — it’s quite a sight.

Watch the video to see for yourself!

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.