Day three of our "dead beach stuff" marathon here at the ol' Blog; you can catch up on all the grim action on these previous posts. Anyway, today's litore mortem comes again from the Jersey coastline at Sandy Hook. It was a blustery day, with 40 mph gusts along the shoreline, and very very very cold. Anyway, the wind was SO strong, it was pretty actively entraining some sand, leaving behind only the largest clasts, including...a whole bunch of dead crabs!
These crabs were littered everywhere, and the aeolian evacuation of sand was leaving behind the crustaceans to form a nifty little crab-enriched interval.
Gruesome, ain't it!?!
Sometimes, the crabs were serving as baffles to the blowing sand, like this little guy below: