Penetration of Lead by the Wood Piddock Martesia striata

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Science  06 May 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3410, pp. 1378-1379
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3410.1378


An attack by Martesia striata Linnaeus on the lead sheathing of a power cable is described. This is the third such attack recorded and all have occurred in Florida waters. A guide for describing future attacks is recommended with the hope that the specific conditions under which attacks occur can be learned.