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19-10-2005, 16:16:43

A new species of marine worm that lives off whale bones on the sea floor has been described by scientists.

The creature was found on a minke carcass in relatively shallow water close to Tjarno Marine Laboratory on the Swedish coast.

Such "zombie worms", as they are often called, are known from the deep waters of the Pacific but their presence in the North Sea is a major surprise.

A UK-Swedish team reports the find in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Adrian Glover and Thomas Dahlgren tell the journal the new species has been named Osedax mucofloris, which literally means "bone-eating snot-flower".

19-10-2005, 16:21:19
hmmmmmm having a really good time wizz zmama in tour app. i pre ssume

19-10-2005, 16:22:15

I'm at work.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-10-2005, 16:52:52
I saw a photo of one in "Metro". It's rather beautiful.

Nills Lagerbaak
20-10-2005, 08:30:46
Best new insult ever.

20-10-2005, 11:03:16
those are pretty cool

Greg W
20-10-2005, 11:14:26
Not only is it a bone-eating snot-flower, it's undead as well! :eek:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
20-10-2005, 20:41:25
So this isn't a thread about an ex-girlfriend?

21-10-2005, 10:42:26
she sneezed when she should have swallowed

ugh. :D

21-10-2005, 15:08:04
Sounds messy.

21-10-2005, 16:16:56
Originally posted by MDA
she sneezed when she should have swallowed

ugh. :D