British Indian Ocean Territory – coconut crabs

The British Indian Ocean Territory is home to the largest terrestrial invertebrate alive today – the coconut crab – a relative of the land hermit crab that can have a 90 cm leg span and can climb coconut trees. In this film, we follow naturalist Stewart McPherson on a life-long mission to observe full-size coconut crabs in their natural habitat.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

The three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series was broadcast on BBC FOUR on Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Contact to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.