Swarms of microscopic Seashore Springtails are coastal hexapods that may or may not jump 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 do not have time to flee the approaching water, they cling to the bottom of a rock or boulder, breathing from the air bubbles and pockets that get trapped under there 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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