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:
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Isla Fisher was recently snapped while visiting Sea World San Diego's Wild Arctic attraction.
She was so lucky to be able to go into the animals' enclosure and meet a real, live whale buddy!
The whale is over a ton and solid white. Super adorbz!!
Not only did she get to get up close to the cutie, she got to pet him and he liked her so much he gave her a kiss!!
We're pretty sure a kiss from a whale means like ten years of good luck or something.
Such a cute pic! You two are adobzable together!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
Tags: aquarium, baby beluga, beluga, cute, isla fisher, whale, zoo
Who's ready to see some brave people try and save some whales?
We know we are!!!
Animal Planet's Whale Wars is coming out with a BRAND NEW season, season six to be exact, and it is looking exciting as heck!
And you will be too if you check out the teaser (above) !!!
Tags: 6, news, reality, season, television, wars, whale, whale wars
EEWWWWW….why can't they leave our food alone!!!
El Lay chefs Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda could be headed to jail for a loooooooong time after they were caught serving Sei whale meat to customers.
Sei whales are protected in the States by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, so serving whale meat in the City of Angels is a BIG no-no.
Tags: disgusting, food, ginichi ohira, kiyoshiro yamamoto, legal matters, los angeles, restaurant, sei whale, sushi, susumu ueda, whale
If oil is black gold…then what is whale puke? Booger green gold?
Months after a young boy stumbled across $60,000 nugget of whale upchuck, Ken Wilman is the latest prospector of whale vomit.
Well known for its use in top shelf perfumes, ambergris is long discarded by sperm whales and the large clumps of barf wash ashore.
Tags: ambergris, crazy, dog, england, fashion, ken wilman, perfume, pets, sperm whale, vomit, walk, whale
So sweet…we're madly in love with this new family!
A bottlenose dolphin born with a deformity has been abandoned by his original group. The babe suffers from a deformed spine, and he could not keep up with his fellow dolphins.
The dolphin could have also been teased by the members of his original pod as well.
But, thankfully, sperm whales have come to the rescue!
Tags: adoption, azores islands, baby, bottlenose, dolphin, ocean, portugal, sperm whale, whale, wildlife
Number one…EEWWWWWW!!! Who drinks whale skin!?!
Number two…this bar really ought to be ashamed….like really ashamed.
A London bar has been raided by police after they were tipped off about a very peculiar drink.
Tags: bar, england, legal matters, liquor, london, police, raid, whale, whale skin