While seagulls vie for control of Irish airspace, a new threat has emerged from beneath the cold waters of the Irish seas.
The world’s smallest flesh-eating piranha-like creatures have been detected prowling around the Emerald Island.
These tiny little 3mm shrimp-looking monsters, called “amphipods” may be small in size, but they more than make up for it with their ferocity. They have razor-sharp teeth that can effortlessly gnaw their way through carcasses of dead whales and sharks, and have also proven able to chew an entire pig in a matter of hours.
According to eminent sources, “Amphipods are incredibly diverse and adaptable – there are currently around 10,000 known species.
“They live in all marine environments, from shallow waters to the oceans deepest trenches, on land and in fresh water.
So watch yourself next time you venture out into the Irish seas.