Giant shipworm discovered in Philippines
Posted at Apr 19 09:42 PM
This undated handout photo made available by Marvin Altamia on April 19, 2017 shows a scientist removing the top of the shell revealing a giant shipworm living inside, at a laboratory in Manila. Extremely rare live specimens of a giant shipworm have been found for the first time in southern Philippine waters, with scientists hailing the soft black creature as a remarkable species. The discovery of the giant shipworm, a species never before studied, marked the first time scientists had live specimens at hand, according to a US science journal article published this week.
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