#wormwednesday: bone-eating ‘zombie’ worm doesn’t need teeth or mouth

Despite sounding like a sci-fi creation, ten species of¬†Osedax worms have been described since their discovery in California’s Monterey Bay in 2002. These curious¬†polychaete worms feed on bones which have sunk to the bottom of the sea – mainly whale fall, but they have also been found in fish and cow remains. The worms live…