The wonders of evolution: Tongue-eating louse (Cymothoa exigua). This parasite enters the fish's mouth (Lutjanus sp.), clings to the tongue's base and extracts all the blood until the tongue atrophies.. Then it replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub, and starts to feed on what the host eats; the fish can live normally, and there are even studies around the benefits that he could receive from this parasite. There are no risks to humans.

The wonders of evolution: Tongue-eating louse (Cymothoa exigua). This parasite enters the fish's mouth (Lutjanus sp.), clings to the tongue's base and extracts all the blood until the tongue atrophies.. Then it replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub, and starts to feed on what the host eats; the fish can live normally, and there are even studies around the benefits that he could receive from this parasite. There are no risks to humans.

We live on a planet mostly plunged into cold darkness. Most people know that two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water, but have you ever stopped to think about how most of that area lies in the deep dark where no sunlight ever penetrates? The fact is that the majority of our planet lies in a cold, eternal night; a practically unexplored alien world deep under the sea that lies in perpetual darkness. The sunlit zone of the world's oceans, where 90 percent of all known ocean…

We live on a planet mostly plunged into cold darkness. Most people know that two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water, but have you ever stopped to think about how most of that area lies in the deep dark where no sunlight ever penetrates? The fact is that the majority of our planet lies in a cold, eternal night; a practically unexplored alien world deep under the sea that lies in perpetual darkness. The sunlit zone of the world's oceans, where 90 percent of all known ocean…

15 Craziest Looking Sea Creatures. These Are Unbelievable… #10 – WHOA! | EMGN | Page 14

15 Craziest Looking Sea Creatures. These Are Unbelievable… #10 – WHOA! | EMGN | Page 14

Top 10 Most Terrifying Animals - Published on Apr 1, 2015 Damn nature, you scary! There are some terrifying animals and sea creatures out there that look so alien that they can't be from this planet. See 10 of the most terrifying animals in the world!

Top 10 Most Terrifying Animals - Published on Apr 1, 2015 Damn nature, you scary! There are some terrifying animals and sea creatures out there that look so alien that they can't be from this planet. See 10 of the most terrifying animals in the world!

Found only deep within the bowels of the world's oceans, the fangtooth fish is surprisingly harmless.

The Furious Fangtooth Fish

Found only deep within the bowels of the world's oceans, the fangtooth fish is surprisingly harmless.

This benthopelagic fish known as the Roughnose Grenadier (Trachyrincus murrayi) is another unique looking, deep sea fish.  It can be found anywhere from 400 – 1630 m below the ocean...

This benthopelagic fish known as the Roughnose Grenadier (Trachyrincus murrayi) is another unique looking, deep sea fish. It can be found anywhere from 400 – 1630 m below the ocean...

Der Kolboldhai ein lebendes Fossil.

Der Kolboldhai ein lebendes Fossil.

Gulper eel | 12 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is The Scariest Place On Earth

12 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is The Scariest Place On Earth

Gulper eel | 12 Creatures That Prove The Deep Sea Is The Scariest Place On Earth

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