This morning August 30, 2017 Ranger Laurel Brannick telephoned me to tell me that there was a hermit crab migration taking place at the rock peninsula just below the ranger residence between Solomon Beach and Honeymoon Beach. I quickly made my way back to the house loaded the appropriate number of cameras in the truck and with special permission to drive in I went directly to Honeymoon Beach and began filming the spectacle of the hermit crab migration again on St. John. In nearly every watershed around the island hermit crabs will make an annual pilgrimage to the sea to release their egg into the ocean. Today I was able to film the actual release of the eggs into the water in close proximity to individual hermit crabs. This may be the first time that is been filmed. while this migration was not nearly as large as the one in 2012 that occurred at Nanny point and numbered hundreds of thousands of hermit crabs the migration that took place today was estimated at several thousand individuals. It begins at about six in the morning as the sun comes up and it's finished sometime between 11 AM and 1 PM.