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Can any one tell me what the brownish looking marine life that attach to the bottom of your moored boat, in my case trimaran are? I cleaned the hulls today which are antifouled and get covered in these creatures which seem to bite on bare skin. Are they sea lice??  They get to about 10mm long maybe. Seems to form the basis of the brown growth on the hulls. Curious. 

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At the start of last summer, I donned wetsuit and jumped over the side for a mooring based clean, came up crawling in the nasties.  

They look to me like baby shrimp - at least this is what I told my sister who was squirming at the other end of the boat... perhaps I should have jumped in a tub of warm water.

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