Coconut Crab Specimen

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Title

Coconut Crab Specimen

Description

This jar from the Bishop Museum's specimen collection dates to the early 1900s, and contains 3 Palmyra coconut crabs donated at various times between 1904 and 1924.

Our suspicion is the crabs came to Hawaii from Captain Weisbarth in 1904, Judge Henry Cooper in 1914, and newspaper mogul L.A. Thurston in 1922. These tie to local newspaper accounts from those times, mentioned crabs brought back from Palmyra, and donated to the Bishop.

We are especially grateful to the Bishop Museum staff for providing these images!

Source

Bishop Museum

Date

1924

Rights

Public Domain

Citation

“Coconut Crab Specimen,” Palmyra Archive, accessed September 15, 2019, http://www.palmyraarchive.org/items/show/207.