close up photograph of a crab on a white background found in an intertidal zone

Purple shore crabs

Purple shore crabs (Hemigrapsus nudus) are a common prey item for bears here in the Great Bear rainforest. Bears will flip over rocks in the intertidal zone in order to snack on these little crustaceans.

Photo by Alena Ebeling-Schuld (@livesinadream).

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