Undertoad Thursday Aug 12 01:18 PM
8/12/2004: Whalebone-eating worm
lookout123 Thursday Aug 12 02:15 PM
just imagine what may be chewing on your bones without you knowledge right now.
Cyber Wolf Thursday Aug 12 02:19 PM
Another member of Nature's cleanup crew at work. Awesome. :thumpsup:
Undertoad Thursday Aug 12 02:20 PM
Actually I was fibbing. This is the new Xbox2 controller.
beavis Thursday Aug 12 04:12 PM
YellowBolt Thursday Aug 12 04:15 PM
In all seriousness though, that's some weird looking stuff.
Skunks Thursday Aug 12 05:52 PM
Does it eat whale boners, too? I mean, how does this interfere with whales boning whales? Can they just be, "bone, bone, bone" without any trouble, or is it like crabs for whales?
mmmBoy Thursday Aug 12 06:38 PM
Didn't we already see this one? Oh yeah, here.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Aug 12 06:59 PM
Damn, it's not a critter, it's a community.
Trilby Thursday Aug 12 07:41 PM
See-this is why I don't go into the sea. They're always finding some new species of something gross in there. Just think what that would feel like if you stepped on it--YUCK
Cyber Wolf Friday Aug 13 09:30 AM
Trilby Friday Aug 13 09:34 AM
I try very hard not to think about it. I heard that taking a shower only makes those critters worse---they thrive in hot, humid conditions. I am grossed out and it's not even noon yet.
Happy Monkey Saturday Aug 14 07:00 PM
I just got back from the beaches of North Carolina, (7.5 hours of driving, with a hurricane on my tail). This year there were quite a few wormlike things completely encrusted with shells, which I hadn't seen before. There's always something wierd and new lurking in the ocean.
SteveDallas Saturday Aug 14 08:27 PM
They eat whale bones?? That could cause problems for any of the ladies who are wearing corsets....
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Aug 15 12:13 AM
Weren't corset stays actually Baleen, Steve?
SteveDallas Sunday Aug 15 05:16 AM
I have no idea. I've just heard of "whale-bone corset."
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Aug 15 10:31 AM
Good explanation From the link "Baleen is also called whalebone and used to be used as a plastic-like material." That's why the confusion.