Swarms of microscopic Seashore Springtails are coastal hexapods that may or may not spring into action.
Seashore Springtails are microscopic hexapods with six legs and a fondness for a seaside landscape. They are as small as fleas and live on the sand and rocks on beaches. If high tide comes in and they don't have time to flee the approaching water, they can cling to the bottom of a rock or boulder, breathing from the air pockets that are also trapped on the underside with them until the tide recedes.
Scientific Name: Anurida maritima
Other Name(s): Springtail
Size (Adult; Length): 1mm to 2mm (0.04in to 0.08in)
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