Weird, Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm | National Geographic

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See a mysterious and bizarre shipworm, studied for the first time by researchers. Kuphus polythalamia is a worm-like creature encased in a shell that burrows headfirst in the mud. They are found off an island in the Philippines in a sulfurous lagoon. They can't eat wood, but rely on bacteria that live in a specialized organ to make food for them. As a result, Kuphus has shrunken digestive organs and a non-functional mouth. ➡ Subscribe: About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Click here to read more about the rare sea creature. Weird, Deep-Sea 'Worm' As Long As an Arm | National Geographic National Geographic