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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

…Carnivorous Worms

"Twenty million years ago, the shores of northern Taiwan were sandstone sediments at the bottom of the sea, where 6-foot-long worms lurked in their burrows, waiting for unsuspecting prey to pass overhead. Now, a team of geoscientists have chronicled 319 trace fossils of those carnivorous marine worms, whose dens fossilized in the Miocene muck.

"In the beginning, we were firmly convinced it was a very fancy shrimp burrow," Ludvig L÷wemark, a sedimentologist at National Taiwan University, said in a video call. "And then, after talking to some other experts, we were leaning towards this bivalve hypothesis. But in the end, we became more and more convinced that it's actually a bobbit worm that made this trace."…"


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Personal logo Editor Katie The Editor of TMP12 Feb 2021 8:09 p.m. PST

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