A dead whale’s skeleton can remain intact for many decades in the face of water pressure, mildew, and all kinds of other corrosive elements that the ocean can inflict upon it—but it literally dissolves in the clutches of an ocean-going worm. A new study of the Osedax genus of worms—also known by the ominous-sounding names “bone worm” and “zombie worm”—details the creature’s habit of To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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