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Shipworms have long been a menace to humankind, sinking ships, undermining piers, and even eating their way through Dutch dikes in the mid-1700s. Now, researchers have found the first shipworm that eschews wood for a very different diet: rock.

Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/rock-eating-worm-could-change-course-rivers

Read the research ($): rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0434

Video credit: Marvin A. Altamia and Reuben Shipway

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