News Focus4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMBIOSIS SOCIETY CONGRESS

Worms Open Route to Whale Bones

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Science  12 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5639, pp. 1467
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5639.1467a

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At the meeting, held from 17 to 23 August in Halifax, Nova Scotia, marine biologists described a new species of polychaete that, with the help of symbiotic bacteria, breaks down the bones of dead whales.