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Giant Worm Snail


Mucous is a very useful tool. Apart from snot (which is mucous used to flush out the nose), we use it to line our stomach, fish use it in gills, corals cover their body with it and worm snails use it to make underwater spider webs (some can extend for 2m). These incredible mucous webs (or nets) are used to trap small creatures and organic matter and are sucked up every now and again to feast on what they have caught. As such, to a Worm Snail, it would not be rude to pick your nose and eat it, because they use their snot to catch food. Guardian: Chris Simpson

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LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Revoltingly interesting!!!!

AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Aug 24, 2016
Submitted on Aug 24, 2016

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