In the coming weeks, Parks Australia will release a 2mm wasp on Christmas Island to control the island’s yellow crazy ant infestation.
Each year on Christmas Island, over 100 million red crabs scurry at once from the forest to the sea to breed and spawn. For the first time tomorrow you can watch the surreal sight live from home.
Each year, up to about 120 million red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) scuttle to the sea from the forest across Christmas Island in an effort to mate. It is a commute which overwhelms the island – the 135sq.km Australian-owned island, located in the Indian Ocean 2600km northwest of Perth, has just over 2000 human inhabitants.