Bone-eating Snotflower Worm
October 31, 2011 by staff
Bone-eating Snotflower Worm, Osedax worms range of millimeters, which means “bone eating” in America, never have been discovered in the Mediterranean.
However, researchers at the Natural History Museum in London, they found examples of what they believe wore distinctive holes in the bones of whales in the hands of the University of Florence, the BBC reported nature.
Osedax has only previously been found in a fossil in the Pacific off the coast of Washington state in the U.S. and in the Atlantic off Sweden.
The worms zombies are one of scores of bodies are provided for when the whales die.
As soon as the creatures that struck the ocean floor in a “whale fall” begins to develop an ecosystem aimed at the release of nutrients in the body.
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