Friendly Rainbow Worm Under the Sea. The Deadly Hidden Predator of the Sea The bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) might not look dangerous, but this creature is o bobbit worm
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Friendly Rainbow Worm Under the Sea. The Deadly Hidden Predator of the Sea The bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) might not look dangerous, but this creature is o

The Deadly Hidden Predator of the Sea

The bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois) might not look dangerous, but this creature is one of the most deadly predators currently hiding in our oceans today. Don’t let the beautiful transluscent rainbow on his abdomen fool you, the only rights he wants are dead. It hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body, which can grow to 10 feet long, and he sits and waits for his victim to swim by.

Using five antennae, the bobbit worm senses passing prey, snapping down on them with supremely muscled mouth parts, called a pharynx. It does this with such speed and strength that it can split a fish in two. And that, quite frankly, would be a merciful exit. If you survive initially, you get to find out what it’s like to be yanked into the worm’s burrow and into untold nightmares.

Bobbit worms can tuck themselves away among coral and decimate an aquarium, picking off fish one by one, which you can imagine is quite confusing for the owner, fish typically don’t just disappear. And they can even take the pros by surprise. When a public aquarium in England was having a problem with mysteriously maimed fish and even corals, they set out bait night after night, which disappeared, hooks and all. Staffers eventually had to dismantle the exhibit, finding a 4-foot bobbit worm named Barry.
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/absurd-creature-of-the-week-bobbit-worm/

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#1 - bobbitworm [OP]
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User avatar #188 to #1 - chinesehandcuffs
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that ******* got battle scars
#43 to #1 - Sunset
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#121 to #1 - wildemu
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I - I - I hope fish sempai notices me!
#186 to #121 - anon id: 64fd743c
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Doesn't notice cause he needs to hunt and ****.
#44 to #1 - PopcornViking
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User avatar #104 to #44 - dtox
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I didn't realize the seal's head was positioned horizontally...and thought it was some brain damaged primate with a big hole gaping in its head and brain. (it's left eye looked like an open mouth, and its right eye looked like it was looking up).
User avatar #10 - casprizzle
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STOP POSTING THIS HORRIFYING **** EVERYWHERE
#53 to #10 - teckemeier
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User avatar #103 to #10 - brenton
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"Horrifying ****" you say?
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#123 to #103 - confusedasian
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Aside from the music video, I thought the song sounded cooler.
User avatar #128 to #123 - brenton
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Me dos.
User avatar #39 to #10 - jorgethemaster
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This.
#77 to #10 - quantumlegend
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#105 to #77 - rockamekishiko
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#124 to #77 - confusedasian
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What is this horror that I am witnessing?
What is this horror that I am witnessing?
#11 to #10 - bobbitworm [OP]
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User avatar #12 to #11 - casprizzle
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Don't make me put you in your cage
#13 to #12 - bobbitworm [OP]
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#14 to #13 - casprizzle
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In cage. Now.
#15 to #14 - bobbitworm [OP]
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NO
NO
#16 to #15 - casprizzle
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Don't make me count to 3 young man.
#17 to #16 - bobbitworm [OP]
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#18 to #17 - casprizzle
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I killed ur frand. Wut u gonna do about it?
#19 to #18 - bobbitworm [OP]
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Fap
User avatar #189 to #19 - wallbuilder
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Do they actually permanently make you numb? Cos' that's pretty gay.
#207 to #189 - anon id: 0ae923a9
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i doubt it
User avatar #168 to #18 - wethepixel
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Such a fag aren't ya Casprizzle?
User avatar #170 to #168 - casprizzle
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We meet again, GayKing.
User avatar #172 to #170 - wethepixel
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Maaaaaaaaaaaaaate. Godking*
User avatar #173 to #172 - casprizzle
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Gayking*
User avatar #175 to #173 - wethepixel
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Srsly. That worm is cool as ****. I want a pet one.
User avatar #217 to #175 - elitehacker
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just to stick it in your ass huh
User avatar #138 to #11 - nigeltheoutlaw
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I have some excessibely relevant porn to this.
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#37 - vegeta
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#92 - justakewldewd
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So now you're telling me they can swim. Well ain't that just swell; the one day I let a friend borrow my harpoons and the damn Graboids decide to go snorkeling.
#95 to #92 - anon id: 536c19bf
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This whole post made my day.
#94 to #92 - Graboids
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It was only for vacation. I'll be back in the valley soon enough.
#209 to #94 - justakewldewd
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Good lord, this one is talkin'!
#97 to #92 - sirbutterballs
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You earned this kewldewd
You earned this kewldewd
#113 to #92 - blokrokker
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You are the best kind of person.
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#54 - gammajk
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Anyone?
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