Florida’s giant land crabs have begun their annual migration and environmentalists are urging drivers to lookout for the tasty crustaceans.Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1JJC8am ) reports the crabs are making their way from their burrows to the ocean, where they deposit their eggs.Bill Kerr, an environmental consultant, told the newspaper that he saw countless crushed crabs on a recent drive through south Brevard and Indian River Counties.The migrations take place between June and December. Each female produces from 300,000 to 700,000 eggs, up to three times per season.Harvesting the crabs is prohibited from July 1 to Oct. 31. The rest of the year, Floridians are allowed to take up to 20 of the crabs per person per day, but only by hand or with a landing or dip net.

Source: VERO BEACH, Fla.: Florida motorists on the lookout for land crabs | Florida | Bradenton Herald
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