Mon. Dec 16th, 2019

This live stream of a whale skeleton getting eaten is metal as hell

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20918013/livestream-whale-fall-skeleton-nautilus-bone-eating-worms-octopus-fish

This live stream of a whale skeleton getting eaten is metal as hell

An ocean exploration team just discovered a whale skeleton on the seafloor, and it’s live-streaming the bone-eating worms and other critters gnawing away at what’s left of the carcass.

“What an amazing find in preparation for Halloween,” one of the scientists on board the ship said during the broadcast.

Even in death, the whale has a lot to give to its fellow sea creatures. When it dies, its remains — called a whale fall — provide food and important nutrients to the ecosystem on the seafloor. It’s what brought all the critters to the party we get to view today.

WHALEFALL! The Nautilus team just discovered a whale skeleton on the seafloor covered in bone-eating worms, cusk eels, and octopus devouring this massive deep sea meal. Watch #…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/16/20918013/livestream-whale-fall-skeleton-nautilus-bone-eating-worms-octopus-fish

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