Contact: Catie Lichten
Society for Experimental Biology
Caption: The pinkish "bone-devouring worms" shown here on a piece of whale bone, eat and inhabit dead whale skeletons and other bones on the sea floor. A recent study has shown they have a unique ability to release bone-melting acid.
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