National Geographic : 1944 Jan
At Ease in the South Seas U. S. Marine Corps, Official Three Marines, Each with His Stable of Two, Are Starters in a Coconut Crab Race Watch your fingers, men! Your entries have powerful claws capable of mangling hands. The coconut crab, born at sea, returns only to spawn. On land it climbs palms and feeds on the softer green nuts. U. i. Uavy,umclal Prefabrication, Modern Construction Miracle, Engages the Palm-frond Industry A sailor at an advanced base takes a weaving lesson from an islander who puffs a pipe and wears a military identification tag. Such products are shipped to newly captured bases for camouflage or roofing.