8 Aug 2017

Are we safe from sea lice?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 8 August 2017

Amphipod Photo: Caroline Farrelly / Museums Victoria

A Melbourne teenager is recovering after his legs were left bleeding, after a suspected attack by sea lice. But are they killer flesh eating species... waiting to munch on unsuspecting humans?

And are they a problem in New Zealand Waters? We ask Dr Racheal Peart, a crustacean biologist at NIWA.


An Amphipod found in New Zealand coastal estuaries Photo: Landcare Research CC-BY 4.0


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