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What Bloodied This Teen’s Feet? Tiny Marine Flesh Eaters Had Scientists Stumped

The attack took all of half an hour. That’s about how long Sam Kanizay says he spent relaxing waist-deep in the waters of Melbourne, Australia’s Brighton Beach on Saturday. The 16-year-old had been footsore from a round of soccer, he says, and the cold water felt pleasant as he absently listened to songs on his iPhone. It was only when he finally waded out of the water that he discovered what had happened to him: Blood streamed from thousands of tiny pinpricks that littered his legs from the ankle down….

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