Even Brighter Than The Perseids: Glow in the Dark Sand Crabs

We should turn these Glow-in-the-dark Sand Crabs into a toy and sell then at the Surf City 5 & 10
We should turn these Glow-in-the-dark Sand Crabs into a toy and sell them at the Surf City 5 & 10

Last night’s Perseid Meteor Shower was fantastic. For the past several seasons, we’ve been out-clouded, out-rained, or out-mooned and lost the rare once a summer opportunity to load up on enough shooting stars to last the year. Last night we had about as perfect conditions as you could imagine with warm air, pleasant winds, low tides, clear skies, and pitch blackness. We saw tons of these apple-seed-sized meteors and a couple real jaw droppers streak across the sky.

But the real excitement came when we found some of the almost mythological glow-in-the-dark Mole Crabs (street name: Sand Crabs). I’ve been hunting for these ever since Jay Mann mentioned them in a post earlier this summer. We got ’em. These are your garden variety mole crabs… they glow because of luminescent bacteria that they’re carrying.

Also glowing last night: failed to catch any good meteors, but got these glow sticks being tossed in the air.
Also glowing last night: failed to catch any good meteors, but got these glow sticks being tossed in the air.