It is a Bobbit Worm [video]

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Apparently Lorena Bobbit was the inspiration for the name given to the bobbit worm.

Bobbit worms have been called terrifying hunters that live in the the bottom of tropical seas.  The bobbit worm is a species of eunice that was apparently discovered and named by Dr. Terry Gosliner ( Sr. Curator for California Academy Of Sciences) in 1992.

Bobbit worms are marine worms that look like a creature to be found in a science fiction movie.  Bobbit worms have a with spiked glowing iridescent bodies and  a unique predatory style.  They aveage 3.3 ft in length , but have been known to grow upwards of 10 ft. The bobbit worm has massive jaws and the ability to rapidly clamp down on their prey as they drag it down beneath the sea floor to devour it.

Watch the video below for more details about this amazing marine animal.

 

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If you are interested … Trapula (YouTube) explains that bobbit worms are great as bait worms and demonstrates how to capture them.

See next page below for video about how to capture bobbit worms.

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