Deep Look

These Acrobatic Beach Hoppers Shred All Night Long

Season 8 Episode 3 | 4m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

As the sun sets, hordes of tiny crustaceans called beach hoppers – also known as sand hoppers – emerge from underground burrows to frolic and feast. They eat so much decaying seaweed and other beach wrack that by morning all that’s left are ghostly outlines in the sand.

Aired: 02/09/21

Rating: NR

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