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Boring worms living in shells are fascinating creatures

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 21, 2014

~~<p>When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces.</p>
<p>The subject came up in a recent email from Bob Leinau, a fellow marine animal fan. Bob wrote that his friend showed him a large, long-dead leopard cone snail shell that had what looked like holes an eighth-inch small in the top. Bob attached a photo, asking if I knew which predator made the holes.</p>
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When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces.

The subject came up in a recent email from Bob Leinau, a fellow marine animal fan. Bob wrote that his friend showed him a large, long-dead leopard cone snail shell that had what looked like holes an eighth-inch small in the top. Bob attached a photo, asking if I knew which predator made the holes. Login for more...



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