Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets -- from Haiti. Their new companions? Batman, Spiderman, and Blue -- three hermit crabs with painted shells that earned them all-too-obvious names. Just weeks ago, ...

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