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If you have taken a night time walk on the beach during your vacation, chances are you’ve seen hundreds of crabs moving towards the water. These are ghost crabs, also known as sand crabs. Ghost crabs are named as such because of their translucent appearance and quick scuttling getaways in to the sand. Ghost crabs have rotating eyes that sport an impressive 360 degree vision. They can run up to 10 mph and dig tunnels four feet in to the sand. These interesting crabs live on land, only walking to the shore at night to wash their gills with ocean water for necessary oxygen. And in the summer, female crabs will release eggs in to the water. Over our...