Weird, Deep-Sea ‘Worm’ As Long As an Arm | National Geographic

Weird, Deep-Sea ‘Worm’ As Long As an Arm | National Geographic

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See a mysterious and bizarre shipworm, studied for the first time by researchers. Kuphus polythalamia is a worm-like creature encased in a shell that burrows headfirst in the mud. They are found off an island in the Philippines in a sulfurous lagoon. They can’t eat wood, but rely on bacteria that live in a specialized organ to make food for them. As a result, Kuphus has shrunken digestive organs and a non-functional mouth.
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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/shipworm-giant-oceans-rare-bacteria/

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