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Kate Orman
News From the House of Sticks
Natural History 
6th-Aug-2004 12:36 pm
Today's phylum is the PLACOZOA. There are only two known species of these microscopic blobs and they're only known from aquarium gunge - they've never been found in the wild, and nobody knows what they eat. They have only four kinds of cells (humans have over 200 different kinds). I had never heard of them before this morning.

From the ANNELIDS we have the newly discovered genus Osedax, worms which live on the bones of dead whales.
5th-Aug-2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
You're a very strange woman.
5th-Aug-2004 08:28 pm (UTC)
Chordates - top clade!
5th-Aug-2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, right on! I just finished watching the Deep portion of BBC's Open Seas series. Awesome animals down there in the abyssal plain. They showed pictures of the worms eating bones. And everything else eating the whale too. Like any decent wildlife documentary, they even managed to catch the mating habits of the angler fish on tape. Go deep sea diver guys!
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