(Oranjestad)—The department of nature & environment in Aruba are urging motorists to watch out for blue crabs crossing the road in Pos Chiquito to make their way to the ocean.
They added a new bright yellow road sign with “Land Crab Crossing” to remind people to be cautious while driving on the highway on Pos Chiquito with blue crabs.
Blue crabs in Aruba are found plenty near the beach areas, especially in Pos Chiquito, because of the amount of mangroves. They are known to dig holes deep in the beach sand in seek of humidity.
The diet of blue crabs consists of decomposed trees, insects, scorpions and rest of dead animals.
Nesting season for blue crabs is between June & July.
Why protect blue crabs?
Because they are of high value for the ecology of the mangroves. Conserving the blue crabs is crucial for the preservation of mangroves.
Watch out for crossing blue crabs on the highway near Pos Chiquito & Santo Largo