Monday, November 13, 2017

Crabbed

Was Amelia Earhart eaten?
The unproven theory suggests that Earhart crashed on the island of Nikumaroro and the crabs ate her remains. A British colonial officer in 1940 who was on the island said that a skeleton with measurements “matched the description of Amelia Earhart," but it was ultimately lost.

AMELIA EARHART MYSTERY CONTINUES WITH CLAIMS OF HER GRAVE

The theory has been around for years and was recently mentioned in stories by The Washington Post and others, while highlighting the ferocity of the crabs.

It was even mentioned in 2013 by the Smithsonian, citing an article from Environmental Graffiti.

A recent video from a scientist highlights a coconut crab attacking and killing a red-footed booby on Chagos Archipelago.
The crabs may know, but they're not talking...

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