Photos La Jolla
La Jolla has an abundance of Marine wildlife and it is all in a small area. I will be posting some of my photos to this page.
A short Video that shows the competition for food.
The Greenish Crabs are Striped Shore Crabs (Pachygrapsus crassipes) They inhabit the shoreline and can spend about half the day out of water. The red crab being consumed is a Tuna Crab or Pelagic Red Crab (Pleuroncodes Planipes), actually a species of Squat Lobster. They usually found floating in deeper waters where they collect food in the micro hairs on their legs.
Sometimes they wash up on Southern California beaches in large numbers and die. This results is a time of plenty for other species.