General Discussion Bizarre Bone-Eating Worm Stretches Body 10X its Length to Mate

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Bizarre Bone-Eating Worm Stretches Body 10X its Length to Mate

The Osedax family of bone-eating worms is already pretty strange. The females attach to whale and other bones through snot like structures and devour them. And the males? The males are microscopic dwarfs that live by the hundreds inside the female's body.

At least that's the way it worked in the Osedax found since their discovery 12 years ago, but scientists recently found a new species of Osedax that's even stranger from an evolutionary standpoint, Osedax priapus.

Found at a depth of 700...
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