Tiny Hermit Crab Became Internet Star

25.09.2015

Photo of the hermit crab, which made home with a cap of toothpaste tube, gathered more than 2 million visits on Reddit in just two weeks. The picture was taken on a secluded Cuba beach Cayo Levisa.

Tiny Hermit Crab Became Internet Star

Hermit Crabs are forced to look for housing throughout life, and to move a few times as they grow not to fall prey to predators. Usually they inhabit empty shells of mollusks. However, increasing amounts of plastic waste has led to the fact that crabs use steel, toys parts and other containers of appropriate size. Photo of this crab reflects the problem of ocean pollution. As you know, jellyfish, fish, birds, turtles and other marine inhabitants are often killed, getting in plastic traps or swallowing such waste.