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How does a clam eat wood, anyway? Shipworms have been ruining our day for centuries; maybe the time has come to ruin theirs.

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Sources:
https://hakaimagazine.com/features/clam-sank-thousand-ships/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/science/shipworm-sex-pseudocopulation.html
https://www.wired.com/2015/06/absurd-creature-of-the-week-shipworm/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/science/shipworm-sex-pseudocopulation.html
https://hakaimagazine.com/features/clam-sank-thousand-ships/
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https://www.science.org/content/article/giant-shipworms-discovered-hiding-sulfurous-lagoons
https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1620470114
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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2021.665001/full
https://news.northeastern.edu/2020/12/09/researchers-observe-the-bizarre-sexual-behavior-of-shipworms-for-the-first-time/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7775982/
https://www.wittenberg.edu/sites/default/files/media/celebrationoflearning/2020Virtual/HobertyRuinationShip.pdf
https://carnegiemnh.org/eating-shipworms-to-save-the-world/
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Images:
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/sea-gull-flies-in-front-of-tall-ship-stock-footage/501204691
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/flying-over-sea-to-thunderstorm-on-horizon-stock-footage/1292781700
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/in-front-a-tourboat-a-big-piece-chrashes-into-the-water-stock-footage/494578372?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/colorful-tropical-fish-swims-near-beautiful-coral-reef-stock-footage/1316760334?adppopup=true
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/Images/1200_pixels/sea_monster_01.jpg
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/weird-octopus-with-suckers-on-arms-giant-squid-tentacles-stock-footage/1267123451
https://figshare.com/articles/media/Shipway_et_al_2020_Mate_competition_during_pseudocopulation_in_shipworms_Biology_Letters_Supplemental_Video_1_mp4/13265240
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110056540
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/close-up-macro-white-ants-or-termites-on-decomposing-stock-footage/495382732?adppopup=true
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYSXQqvpX00
https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1620470114
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/sea-scallop-close-up-underwater-on-seabed-stock-footage/1003875434
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/giant-clam-stock-footage/610205290
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/close-up-several-fresh-oysters-in-running-water-stock-footage/891030880?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/world-map-vector-silhouette-on-white-royalty-free-illustration/1311051529?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/wooden-boat-tied-at-the-pier-stock-footage/1171701055?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/foamy-waves-gurgle-and-wash-drift-wood-to-the-shore-stock-footage/1348874569?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/boats-in-the-small-harbor-in-croatia-stock-footage/1182428217?adppopup=true
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K220SUWJ73w
https://figshare.com/articles/figure/_Anatomy_of_the_shipworm_Bankia_setacea_/243546
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28826-8
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/logs-in-the-sea-stock-footage/1075679746?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/beautiful-evening-seascape-view-of-the-old-piers-stormy-stock-footage/1347305431
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/ocean-pollution-stock-footage/682862370?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/skyline-of-new-york-city-from-brooklyn-bridge-park-at-stock-footage/1201314828
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/illustration/world-map-vector-silhouette-on-white-royalty-free-illustration/1311051529?adppopup=true
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/spaghetti-with-clams-stock-footage/1165379850
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