Bone-eating worms discovered

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It is fascinating to learn what new and exciting creatures scientists are still discovering in our oceans!  And how fun that some of these incredible bone-eating worms were named after ROV pilots, ROVs, and even Jabba the Hut.  Full article at: 08may18

Worms in the genus Osedax grow on the bones of dead animals on the deep-sea floor. In this case, the worms are growing on the vertebrae of a dead whale. Credit: MBARI Bone-eating worms on whale carcass (credit MBARI)