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California Beaches Plagued With ‘Mini-Shark’ Bugs That Eat Feet

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  • Southern California has been plagued with tiny, aggressive sea bugs that eat human feet. Now, scientists finally identified the hungry culprit that has left many beachgoers in pain.
  • The “mini shark” tends to go after human feet, biting into flesh and sucking blood. The isopods tend to live in the shallow waters of the Pacific Ocean. They seasonally migrate up and down the coast in search of food.

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