It turns out Tim had received funding from National Geographic to support his research on coconut crabs. I had to sign a form acknowledging they had exclusive rights to the photos and story. So even when I accompanied Tim and Ana on their night field work, I didn't even bother taking a camera since I wouldn't be allowed to post them on this blog.
Tim's story is now out along with some great photos taken by Ana. Be sure to check it out by going to Tim's Young Explorer blog entry "Tracking the World’s Largest Land Crab". It is a great story.
Below is a relatively small coconut crab I photographed during my first summer on Palmyra back in 2013.
|Coconut crab with flip-flop|