Skip to comments.The terrifying bobbit worm has a huge ancient cousin
Posted on 02/22/2017 9:59:43 AM PST by C19fan
In the tropical oceans of the Indo-Pacific, buried beneath the seafloor, dwells a nightmare predator named the bobbit worm. Known to grow up to three metres long, these worms are famous for swinging their bear-trap jaws so forcefully that they sometimes cut fish clean in half.
And it turns out the "terror worm" has a long family history. Fossil remains from Ontario, Canada reveal that a similarly huge snap-jawed relative of the bobbit worm, named Websteroprion armstrongi, lurked in prehistoric seas around 400 million years ago.
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Named after Loreena?
Is this the dreaded Lorena Bobbit worm...that chops off your whacker?
Paging Frank Herbert.
I’ll need what, like 230 pound test and a couple Bobbit worms to win that Bass boat I’ve always wanted...
I always love the artists renditions of these ancient creatures. You can almost hear the editor urging the artist to make it look as scary as possible to generate some circulation or clicks.
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