09/27/2016 12:54 EDT

Sea Lice: Gross Thing Lurking In Florida Water Is Every Parent's Nightmare

Florida residents and tourists better watch out. According to the Florida Department of Public Health, sea lice are infesting coastal waters and have been doing so for over a hundred years.

Sea lice, also known as beach lice or ocean itch, are not technically lice, but are a “microscopic larvae of marine life,” according to CNN. These incredibly tiny critters are known to cause rashes, bumps and flu-like symptoms.

Watch the video above to learn more about where sea lice is found and how you can minimize your risk.

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