Millions of tiny maggots washed up on Newport and Bilgola beach, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, on Sunday.
Local woman Jane Gardner posted photos of the gruesome sight on Facebook saying: “Zillions of maggots washed up on the tide at Newport Beach.”
The maggots continued to be a problem for locals on Tuesday, with the local council forced to shut down the Bilgola ocean pool as the creepy crawlies continued to linger.
Newport ocean pool has remained open.
A local man told the Daily Telegraph that in his 15 years of swimming at the beach pool daily, he has never seen a phenomenon like it.
He said one woman went for a swim, only to later found out about the infestation when she discovered maggots in her swimming costume.
A council manager of environment and infrastructure said the maggots are likely a result of the warmer weather which has been a perfect breeding ground for flies to lay eggs in the seaweed.
Locals are being warned that more maggots could be on the way during the next high tide.
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