Mary's Monday Metazoan: GIANT CARNIVOROUS RIBBON WORMS

These are awesome. I want a swarm for a pet.

worms

Upwards of 3 feet long and in some cases-as thick as a garden hose and have the texture of jello. There's mucus. These things are crazy.

Key words: EAT EVERYTHING. ALIVE or DEAD. These have been fed almost everything-and they eat what's given them: fecal pellets, starfish, dead seal meat, fish, sponges, sea anemones, worms amphipods, penguin meat, sardine meat (with tomato sauce!) and on and on....

(via The Echinoblog.)

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