Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bark: Zombie worms

Great little story on the BBC science pages today.

A group of UK and Swedish scientists have discovered a species of worm that live on dead whale skeletons. Their scientific genus name is wonderfully descriptive: Osedax mucofloris - or, should you prefer the English translation, "bone-eating snot-flower".

You can kind of see their point, can't you?
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