- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California’s been hit with a crab invasion.

Bright red tuna crabs washed up in the thousands Wednesday at Huntington Beach and Imperial Beach.

The crabs, which are an inch to three inches long and resemble crawfish, normally live off the Baja Peninsula in Mexico but the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1T6iLy5 ) says a current and lingering warm water from El Nino has pushed them northward in recent years.

The same thing happened last June when hundreds of thousands of crabs carpeted the shoreline.

The crabs aren’t good for eating. The Register says they have little meat and tend to stink when dead.

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