Meet the bone eating snot flower

Have a listen to deep sea biologist Greg Rouse introducing the bone eating snot flower aka the zombie worm (or Osedax, if you want to be a bit more proper and scientific about these things).

Greg was part of the team that discovered these guys munching their way through whale skeletons at the bottom of Monterey Canyon in 2002.

Greg appears in the last in the present series of the Naked Oceans podcast (more coming soon).

2 Responses to “Meet the bone eating snot flower”

  1. Emmett Duffy says:

    I can’t resist mentioning what this reminds me of, which is George Bush’s reputed nickname for his advisor Karl Rove: “Turd Blossom”.

  2. Plus, how can you not love an annelid with its own music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhhHCghx67M

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