Lobster-Type Tiny Crabs Blanket California Beaches

I wonder if we can eat them puppies?

It appears that exeptionally warm water temperatures have caused the bright-orange 'Tuna Crabs' -- so named because they are a favorite food of tuna fish -- to appear further north at an earlier time than normal this year.

tuna crabsPhoto by Lyn Michelle Evins

The tiny lobster-like crabs blanketed beaches such as Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in California this past weekend. They normally live on Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Also early on arrival for the same reasons are fish such as yellowtail and Bluefin tuna.

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