We have a long history of being HUGE fans of the “bone-devouring zombie worm from hell”. Osedax species were described less than 10 years ago…View More Whale Bone-Devouring Worm Into More Than Just Whales
You’ve all heard about the bone-eating zombie worm from hell. Yeah it was like OK, but whatever. It had its day like, you know, way…View More Move Over Boneworm, the Bone Snail is Taking Over
This one goes out to David from my lab who just got back from 2 months down under in Antarctica and deployed whale bones for…View More Every Whale Has Its Bone
There is a disturbing trend in this BBC news article about the relationship between whaling and carbon. The report comes from a talk at The…View More Won’t They Think of the Poor Bone-Eating Worms?
A nice write up this month in the Audobon Magazine by Amanda Mascarelli discussing whale-falls and Osedax worms. You can read it for free online.View More Dead Whales…The People Who Study Them and The Worms That Eat Them
I am standing in the back of a large lorry, my feet submerged in a pool of blood, water and oil. The truck’s container is…View More Chopping Up Whales For Science!
The Southern Fried Scientist is TA’ing Invertebrate Zoology with Cindy Van Dover at the Marine Lab here. They are having their students create a 2-3…View More Crazy ‘Bout Those Dwarf Males Profizzah
#2 Genus Osedax (Phylum: Annelida, Class: Polychaeta, Order: Sabellida, Family: Siboglinidae) BONEZ1!! WE WANTZ UR BONEZ!! Perhaps the scariest deep sea creature, Osedax (latin for…View More The 27 Best Deep-Sea Species #2: Bone-Devouring Zombie Worms from Hell
These chicas are freaky. But if you lived on a whale vertebrae and eat through bone, perhaps you’d be a little on the kinky side…View More Ladies of the Bone-Devouring Worm Prefer Their Boys Tiny and in Harems