PHOTOS: Vast New Ocean Refuge Home to Huge Crab, Coral

PHOTOS: Vast New Ocean Refuge Home to Huge Crab, Coral
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A coconut crab husks and eats a coconut on Palmyra Atoll, soon to be protected as part of the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument announced on January 6, 2009, by President George W. Bush.

The world's largest land invertebrate, the species can grow to three feet, measured from the tip of one leg to another. Its range--roughly spanning the Indian and Pacific Oceans--is similarly expansive.
—Photograph by Tui De Roy/Minden Pictures
 
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