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whalefall

whalefall
 n.— «The ocean is home to many weird creatures, but few that are as weird as the worms of the genus Osedax. The handful of known species of these worms feast on the bones of “whalefalls,” carcasses on the seafloor.» —“Whales Are Tasty, but Bone-Eating Worms Might Not Discriminate” by Henry Fountain New York Times Dec. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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