On Sunday, July 25th I posted "Some Albatross Don't Make It." Remember I said I was going to dig up the dead Laysan Albatross and see if the crabs had eaten some of it? The picture on the left shows the tools, a dust broom and a shoe brush, that I used to uncover the dead albatross, which had been left on the beach since July 3.
The picture on the right shows what the buried albatross looked like, and the picture below...
...is a little deeper view. It looks to me as if the beach crabs have for sure been eating the body. The skull looks especially cleaned. The web is gone from the right foot, but the left one is still in place.
So, beach crabs have a job to do: they are scavengers and keep beaches clear of dead albatross and other animals. Good job, crabs! Keep working!