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  • Researchers drag horrifying new species of nightmare monster from lagoon

    Popular Science - 04/17/2017

    The researchers, led by Northeastern University’s Daniel Distel, have adventurous eaters to thank for the discovery: previous efforts to track down living Kuphus polythalamia in areas where shells had historically been found proved fruitless. The scientists knew the worms had to be out there—in the Philippines, their tusk-like shells were sold at top dollar to collectors—but they couldn’t get their hands on them.

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