Beachgoers in California are bitten by swarms of small, hungry bugs that cause pain and suck blood.

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 Excirolana chiltoni, tiny flesh-eating beetles, are causing havoc along California's coast.

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 Sand-dwelling isopods eat dead fish but have attacked humans.

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 Mini-sharks are munching on beachgoers' feet in California.

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When she re-entered the water, another one nipped her finger.

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 He mentioned they like to devour dying or battered animals.

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 Experts say the bugs are year-round throughout the California shoreline and on Pacific Northwest beaches

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 Isopods reside under the sand but emerge at low tide. If a dead fish or large carcass washes ashore, they'll feast like vultures. They favor aquatic life, although they're not choosy.

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 A 16-year-old boy was attacked by a swarm of Cirolana harfordi, a cousin of E. chiltoni, in 2017.

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 When he resurfaced from the water, he noticed that the crabs had pulled portions of skin off his feet.

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