Coconut Crab on Palmyra Atoll
Coconut Crab on Palmyra Atoll
FWS Photo

Have you ever seen a crab eat a coconut? This one can.

About halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa lies Palmyra Atoll where one can see the most amazing creatures. The Atoll is the home of the Coconut Crab who lives on the circular string of islets nestled among several lagoons and encircled by 15,000 acres of shallow turquoise reefs and deep blue submerged reefs. Find out more about the atoll and the other Islands in the equatorial Pacific managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Palmyra Atoll Web Site
Pacific Remote Islands Info

Published on: Thursday, August 12, 2010