Posts Tagged ‘millie marotta’s curious creatures’

Coconut crab

Coconut crab

Birgus latro A true beast of a crab, the coconut crab can grow to 16in (41cm) in length, 3ft (90cm) in width and weigh up to 9lbs (4.1kg). Its claws are powerful enough to crack open coconuts but it does also eat other things such as leaves and fruit. It will also eat rats, chickens […]

Flying fish

Flying fish

Exocoetidae When threatened by predators these incredible little fish leap out of the water, spread their pectoral ‘wings’ and glide through the air. They can remain airborne for up to 45 seconds, usually travelling around 150ft (46m), but they are capable of using updrafts to cross over 1,200ft (366m), at speeds of over 40mph (64km). […]