Home Videos Photos

All tag results for bone worms

Acid Spitting Zombie Worms Will Eat Your Bones!!

Filed under: Science!Scary!Disgusting!

Zombie Worm

No, we're not describing some 80s horror B-movie.

A "bone worm" or "zombie worm" is a worm in the genus Osedax that uses bone melting acid to eat the skeletons of water mammals!!

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been studying how the worms use their bone destroying acid to get at the delicious nutrients inside.

A researcher said:

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / Comments Off / Email this  »