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Scientists crack open a giant shipworm after a centuries-long hunt

New Zealand Herald Tuesday, 18 April 2017 ()
Scientists crack open a giant shipworm after a centuries-long huntFor hundreds of years, biologists knew of the giant shipworm only from shell fragments and a handful of dead specimens.Those specimens, despite being preserved in museum jars, had gone to mush. Still, the shipworm's scattered remains...
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News video: Scientists Discover Legendary 5-Foot-Long Shipworm

Scientists Discover Legendary 5-Foot-Long Shipworm 01:23

If you're grossed out by creepy crawling creatures, you should look away now. Scientists from the University of North-Eastern Philippines in the city of Iriga discovered a five-foot long living specimen of a shipworm named the Kuphus polythalami, earlier in the week. The giant shipworm, which was...

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