Osedax priapus: New Species of Bone-Eating Worm Discovered

A team of marine biologists led by Dr Robert Vrijenhoek from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has discovered a new species of bone-devouring worm in Monterey Bay, California. Osedax (Latin for ‘bone devourer’) worms were first discovered on a whale carcass at about 3,000 m depth in Monterey Canyon in February 2002. They come [...] —> Read More Here


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