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Summer Is Officially Over Forever When You Find Out That White Sand Beaches Are Made Of Fish Poop

Hope you enjoyed spending your summer lying on a soft, white sand beach, because you will probably never want to again.

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Relaxing days on tropical beaches are over, because you are about to be schooled on the disgusting truth that all of that luxurious sand is actually fish crap.

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Sorry, not sorry.

The parrot fish eat the algae that clings to the coral.

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According to the video, "They often break off whole chunks of coral, which they grind up with these teeth they have, not in their mouths but in their throats, called Pharyngeal Teeth."


But how much sand can one fish really produce?

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According to Gross Science, "The amount varies by species but it's estimated that a single giant humphead parrotfish can poop out over 11,000 pounds of sand a year."

Learn even more oddly gross facts about the parrot fish by watching the whole video here.