So far this 2020 fishing season, I've gained a deep respect for the areas I fish. Underwater videos which capture "special moments" in nature, have really had an impact on me.
For example, life's good when you're a crab and you find a chunk of mackerel. But in the ocean, the tables can turn quickly - especially when striped bass arrive on scene!
The following clip captures an "underwater drama" between a crab and a school of stripers. I would imagine scenes like this one probably unfold daily in the waters surrounding Cape Cod & the Islands.
Please click play below to check it out!
I believe the species of crab in the above video is called a Lady Crab. As you can see at the beginning of the video, the Lady Crab can swim quickly through the water using a pair of appendages called "swimmerets".
In the past I've used these crabs for bait while fishing the flats of Cape Cod Bay, and they work great! You can find these crabs in tidal pools, buried just as you saw in this video, during the lower stages of the tide.
I hope you enjoyed this video clip as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. To access more wildlife videos like this one, please click the toggle at the bottom of this post.