Weird. What got me interested was hearing that they were crawling up on surfer's boards and onto the surfers too. Even weirder that no one knows what they are, aside that they look like crabs in a larval stage.
Here is a news spot from KHON Hawaii--
"The south shore of Oahu is being invaded by something strange from sea, that even has sand crabs running for cover. "It's the first time I've seen this, I've never seen it before," says beach goer Bruce Kuwana. "It's really weird, it looks like you want to eat it like a little berry," says beach goer Sonya Lake. "There are probably millions I'd say," says beach goer Scott Paddock."
"If you look closely the entire shoreline is dotted with tiny, purple creatures all curled up. "Looks like it has about it 6 legs on each side," says Lake. "Yeah it's like an avatar crab." "When something washes up like this you don't know what to expect, maybe Tsunami stuff," says Kuwana. It's something many have never seen before. And no one we found knew what they were. "I definitely want to know where they came from and what they are all about," says Paddock. Even the biologists at the Waikiki Aquarium are scratching their heads. They've been getting reports of the pea-sized crabs from Kahala to Ala Moana, all this week."
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God is so creative to make creatures we can't even identify yet, don't know exist, or emerge at this late stage of civilization! So neat. I hope the scientists can identify them. I'd be curious to know what they are and where they came from