The little crabs have great camouflage. Here are some pictures where you can see how well they blend in with their surroundings. Can you find the crab in each picture?
Isn't this a neat crab with the green coloring on it?
My son took this picture:
We enjoyed gently holding the small crabs:
The large red crab was more intimidating, to say the least. We watched him from a distance! He was such a gorgeous red color, and he certainly didn't blend in with his surroundings like the little crabs did. I felt bad that he was so covered with seaweed. My children pointed out that it was good camouflage for him, though! I think he might be a red rock crab.
Here's a great picture my son took of one of the crab's pincers:
Crabs on Enchanted Learning.com
Sea Shell Macaroni Crabs (and other fun under the sea crafts!)