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Crab chronicles: Still-life moments of a La Jolla Shores crustacean

The following photos, all taken in 2010 by biologist and underwater photographer Judith Lea Garfield, illustrate the life and times of the swimming crab.


— Judith Lea Garfield, naturalist and underwater photographer, has authored two natural history books about the underwater park off La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores. Send comments to