Photo: New Worms Eat (and Eat and Eat) Only on Dead Whales



Ophryotrocha craigsmithi (pictured) is among nine newfound bristleworm species that dine only on dead whales, a September 2009 study says—a limited menu made palatable by the fact that a single meal can last 20 years.

Photograph courtesy Helena Wiklund, University of Gothenburg


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