Found on exposed beaches of fine sand backed by dunes. BEHAVIOR

Hoppers can jump along on the sand using the posterior part of the abdomen and the terminal uropods as a spring. Mature individuals make a burrow in the sand that can be 12 in (30 cm) deep. When storm waves pound the beach, these hoppers are known to take refuge in areas higher up on the shore. They tend to hide in their burrows most of the day. At sunset they hop along the shoreline looking for piles of seaweed or other matter washed up by the waves.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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