Always a special place,this is happening now in Hawaii.
"It's the first time I've seen this, I've never seen it before," says beach goer Bruce Kuwana.
"It's really weird, it looks like you want to eat it like a little berry," says beach goer Sonya Lake.
"There are probably millions I'd say," says beach goer Scott Paddock.
If you look closely the entire shoreline is dotted with tiny, purple creatures all curled up.
"Looks like it has about it 6 legs on each side," says Lake. "Yeah it's like an avatar crab."...
Even the biologists at the Waikiki Aquarium are scratching their heads. They've been getting reports of the pea-sized crabs from Kahala to Ala Moana, all this week.
"The lifeguard called and asked what these things were because she had reports of surfers were actually have these things crawl up on their boards and onto them," says Norton Chan, Waikiki Aquarium Biologist.
He can't find a specific name for the animal - all he knows is they are some type of crab still in the larvae stage....Waikiki Aquarium officials are saving some, hoping to keep them alive long enough to see how they grow.
"There's a lot of things we don't know about the ocean so any opportunity like this is a great learning experience," says Chan.
At this point it's still unknown where these crabs came from, how big they'll get and what they eat. - khon2