Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Graceful Kelp Crab,
Pugettia gracilis, commonly found in eelgrass beds and on rocky shorelines from
Alaska to Monterey Bay. It is distinguishable by rows of small hooks on the
carapace into which it can place bits of algae, eelgrass and other organisms
for camouflage. However, it is usually seen without camouflage on the carapace.