Black substance staining Maine beach turns out to be millions of dead bugs

Black substance staining Maine beach turns out to be millions of dead bugs


A gross black substance that bugged beachgoers in coastal Maine turned out to be millions of dead insects, a new report said.

Experts set out to find the skin-crawling truth about the substance on Wells Beach after some locals noticed the darkened sand and stained feet, the Portland Press-Herald reported on Tuesday.

“I collected some of the stuff, brought it back and put them under my microscope,” said Linda Stathoplos, a retired oceanographer who was called in to help solve the mystery.

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“It was clearly little bugs.”

A beachgoer had tipped off state and local agencies and marine geologist Steve Dickson provided the surprising origin story on Tuesday, the Press-Herald said.

“This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of this in my 35 years,” Dickson, of Maine Geological Survey, said.

A similar substance washing onto shore at other beaches in Maine. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dickson couldn’t say yet what type of insects they were or where

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