Kuphus polythalamia on Table (image) Northeastern University Share Print E-Mail Caption Kuphus polythalamia at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center on April 19, 2017. Research led by Northeastern's Daniel Distel found the first living giant shipworm. Credit Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University Usage Restrictions Photo may only be used with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.