It’s been so long between Deep Sea Freak of the Week emails that some of us have never even experienced one, and for this I humbly apologise.
Today’s freak, provided for the enhancement of your Friday afternoon, is a newly discovered species of deep sea worm.
Last year, researchers in the Gulf of Mexico lifted the creature from 990m below sea level, only to discover crude oil streaming both from the worm and the open hole. The worm had been feeding on chemicals from decomposing oil, reported scientists in a press statement.
Oil Eating Worm Freak