Is it Real? Submission 2 – Squidworm

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The Squidworm is real!

This species of worm was discovered in 2007 not far from the Philippine Islands. This worm was found a a depth between 1.2 and 1.8 miles. the scientists’ reaction to it was literally “What is that?!?” At first they thought it was a large worm eating a squid but after closer study they found that the long arms in the front are actually used for breathing and the appendages you see along the body are “paddles” used for propulsion.

Here is a link to the published paper describing the species in detail:

Here’s a video of one in motion. Absolutely stunning!

Source Marine Biology Facts and Information