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Uploader comment: Can anyone tell me what these are or what made these? Of all the beaches I've lived and played at I've never seen this. It was all up and down the shore line and couldn't figure out for the life of me what caused it. So any help would be awesome!

   

 
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Comment icon #10 Posted by mgessel on 11 March, 2011, 2:46
my best guess would be mole crabs or another burrowing animal
Comment icon #9 Posted by RoadMaster04 on 11 March, 2011, 22:57
Crawfish make thiese but only live in fresh water.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Goodnite on 12 April, 2011, 19:21
I think it could also be some sort of mussel?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Lovelybloom on 18 April, 2011, 21:25
i think they are little crabs that live under the sand... when i went to california my friend and i were at the beach and she was like u see these little holes left behind... u was like yeah and she dug her hand underneath and out came out a very tiny small clear looking baby crab. u can barely see them they r so small. but it was just a hole in the sand not like a whole tower like that... so am not sure if this is a baby crab
Comment icon #6 Posted by chonkster13 on 22 April, 2011, 10:02
I don't know how big the hole are, but from my observation, the ocean wave can create little holes in the soft sand, I think it could have been caused by little whirlpools when the wave comes up, just a theory though
Comment icon #5 Posted by ShelbyRoe on 1 May, 2011, 18:30
It's clams. Clams make these holes when they come up closer to the surface at the inflow of a wave. It's how clam diggers know where to find them. Muscles cling to rocks, they don't burrow in sand. Sand crabs are another possibility I suppose, but usually it's clams.
Comment icon #4 Posted by delobo on 2 June, 2011, 17:36
sand fleas! we used to try and catch them!
Comment icon #3 Posted by delobo on 2 June, 2011, 17:36
sand fleas!
Comment icon #2 Posted by kitco on 18 June, 2011, 23:56
clams, or Goey ducks.
Comment icon #1 Posted by setsuna2275 on 28 January, 2013, 6:36
Fiddler Crabs...


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