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Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean's Most Disturbing Predator - Wired Science


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This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow — but it’s a really dangerous rainbow, like in Mario Kart. And it hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body — which can grow to 10 feet long — and waiting.

Using five antennae, the bobbit worm senses passing prey, snapping down on them with supremely muscled mouth parts, called a pharynx. It does this with such speed and strength that it can split a fish in two. And that, quite frankly, would be a merciful exit. If you survive initially, you get to find out what it’s like to be yanked into the worm’s burrow and into untold nightmares.

I was guessing Soyeun would stash this before us. She must be busy. 

I'm using this worm as Soyeun bait.

WOW! That is crazy. And -- the worm is too.  You know me so well, you two! :D

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