“Attack of the Sea Fleas”: Teen’s Feet Are Chewed Up By Strange Sea Creature

Jarrod returned to the beach in a wetsuit and lowered meat into the water. The meat was then swarmed by tiny, carnivorous crustaceans. He collected thousands of them and uploaded the fascinatingly gross YouTube video below.

Marine Biologist Genefor Walker-Smith says that the animals are most likely “lysianassid amphipods,” basically sea lice. Sam wouldn’t stop bleeding due to an anticoagulant they secrete and probably didn’t feel the mites biting him for the same reason.

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