Antarctic worms

Scientists have discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm in waters that surround Antarctica. The worms, named Osedax antarcticus and Osedax deceptionensis, were discovered by an international team of scientists probing the fate of whale bones and shipwrecks.

( Thomas Dahlgren / AFP/Getty Images / March 6, 2009 )

Scientists have discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm in waters that surround Antarctica. The worms, named Osedax antarcticus and Osedax deceptionensis, were discovered by an international team of scientists probing the fate of whale bones and shipwrecks.

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