- "Sea lice," a.k.a. ocean itch or seabather's eruption, are actually microscopic marine larvae
- The larvae are as small as speck of pepper
- Their stings can cause itchy red rash and flu-like symptoms
(CNN)Sea lice. Beach lice. Seabather's eruption. Pika-pika. Ocean itch. Those are just some of the names given to a rash caused by a minuscule creature that often invades summer waters in Florida and the Caribbean, pestering swimmers with nasty bumps and sometimes flu-like symptoms.