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Desc:Your daily dose of gross science.
Category:Horror, Educational
Tags:philippines, shipworm
Submitted:Pillager
Date:04/19/17
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Comment count is 10
Ninehells
But how does it taste?
SolRo
like mud and sulfur I'd imagine

William Burns
That never stopped anyone from eating oysters. This one looks like a big purple cock, it must be an aphrodisiac!

Chancho
ask your mom

SolRo
Meh. I don't get the collective squeamishness over this thing. The ocean has much more horrible things living in it.
Binro the Heretic
"It lives in a calcified shell."

Correction:

It LIVED in a calcified shell.
The Mothership
Are these the same sort of 'shipworms' that eat into wooden hulled vessels like barnacles do? Cause Jesus it seems like this mollusk(?) would sink most wooden ships.

Come on POETV biologists and oceanographers, help The Mothership out, I need to know.
Ninehells
While little ones have the nickname "termites of the sea" for the reason you describe, big species are largely muck-dwelling chemovores that rely on symbiotic critters to eat and digest things for them.

Maggot Brain
These things can eat boats. Neat.
kingarthur
It sure doesn't look alive now.
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