Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Science | By Nancy Frank

What Are Sea Lice? Culprit of Australian Boy's Leg Wounds Explained

What Are Sea Lice? Culprit of Australian Boy's Leg Wounds Explained

She believes that Sam might have disturbed a feeding group and while he was standing still in the water, assumed the pins and needles he was feeling was numbness in the cold water - but was probably the animals snacking on him. When he walked out of the water a half-hour later, he saw what looked like sand - and blood - covering his ankles.

"He went back to his shoes and what he found was blood on his legs", he said.

"No open wound as far as I know, but it happened because he stood still in the water for a long time", wrote Reina, who suggested that Sam didn't realize the creatures were chewing on his feet and legs.

"I've been doing this for (nearly) 20 years and I've never seen anything like this", he told Channel Seven's Sunrise program.

In a Facebook post, Richard Reina, an associate professor at Monash University's School of Biological Sciences in Australia, refers to "sea lice" as the cause of Sam's injuries.

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"There was a massive pool of blood on the floor [at the hospital]".

Dr Thomson said isopods also eat mainly dead fish and marine worms, as well as living fish.

"Maybe the strong westerly winds pushed them towards the shore and they congregated on the eastern side of the bay where Sam went", he said.

But when he got out of the sea he discovered he was bleeding profusely from the calves down.

This handout picture taken and released by Jarrod Kanizay, father of Australian teenager Sam Kanizay, on August 7, 2017 shows Sam Kanizay with his injured feet waiting for medical aide at hospital in Melbourne. However, his family rushed him to the hospital ASAP when they realised the blood wasn't going away - as it kept reappearing because of these tiny biting bugs.

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His father, Jarrod Kanizay, said his son had arrived home with what "looked like a war injury" after soaking his legs in Melbourne's Brighton Beach following a football game.

"I wonder if it was just that night, just that spot, at that particular time", Mr Murray said.

Between deadly spiders and venomous snakes, Australia sometimes gets a bad rap for things that are out to kill us poor, defenceless humans.

"It's not a burrowing animal, it's not a toxic animal, and it just loves eating our flesh", he said. The organization's marine biologist Genefor Walker-Smith examined samples captured by Kanizay and concluded that the likely culprits were "lysianassid amphipods, a type of scavenging crustacean". He added that people should not be so concerned.

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