Author Archives: David Popper

Christmas Island school students spend hours protecting iconic red crabs

Crabs in computers, drains and salad bowls Ms Preston said baby crabs were often found in peculiar places during their journey back to the forest. “I remember an IT guy up on the island was replacing the hard drive in my computer and when he pulled the back off the computer there were about seven or eight […]

How is the red crab population on Christmas Island recovering

Christmas Island’s famous red crab population is increasing with millions of the creatures making a comeback in the past few years. Christmas Island National Park Invasive species program coordinator Tanya Detto said for the past 20 years the crabs’¬†population has been fairly stable at around 40 to 50 million, but this year’s survey of the […]