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Weird, Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm | National Geographic
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See a mysterious and bizarre shipworm, studied for the first time by researchers. Kuphus polythalamia is a worm-like creature encased in a shell that burrows headfirst in the mud. They are found off an island in the Philippines in a sulfurous lagoon. They can't eat wood, but rely on bacteria that live in a specialized organ to make food for them. As a result, Kuphus has shrunken digestive organs and a non-functional mouth.
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2 hours ago
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2 days ago
This thing?!?! In my home islands?!


2 days ago
OK, that scared me for life.


2 days ago
This looks like the thing my dad keeps in his closet


3 days ago
😨😨😨


3 days ago
encuentran un gusano que nunca habían estudiado bien y no se sabe si sea una especie en extinción que parece que lo es :V y lo abren para "investigarlo" :V


3 days ago
here in the philippines they called that "talimok" they also eat it


4 days ago
THE LAST ANCIENT EGYPTIAN BBC FINALLY FOUND !


5 days ago
i think that think is fairy god natural dildo ahahaha


5 days ago
My mum has 1 off them


5 days ago
It's the Alaskan Bull Worm goddamit.


5 days ago
..but does it taste good though?


5 days ago
That is called Tamilok in Filipino language, Giant Tamilok or Giant Shipworm in English it is found in freshwater or sea water, It isn't actually a worm it is a mollusk but is called that because of its shape, it is also edible taste like oyster.


5 days ago
like Meet the Miller's said it's a big black dick


5 days ago
delicious


5 days ago
Science


5 days ago
DAMN!!! THAT'S A SEA DILDO


5 days ago
Is a tamilok


5 days ago
if you brave enough..


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