Marvin Altamia

Mythic Giant Shipworm Survives on Fart Gas and Bacteria

This species of shipworm sources energy from hydrogen sulfide, commonly found in rotten eggs and human flatulence, which can be highly poisonous and corrosive in high amounts.

Published On 04/17/2017
3:00 PM EDT
A scientist removes the top of a shipworm shell to reveal the living animal inside. | Marvin Altamia
The mouth of the giant shipworm. | Marvin Altamia