February 4, 2010

Great News!

I just discovered the greatest website on the planet: Parasite of the Day! What is it? Let's let them describe it:
In celebration of the enormous diversity of parasites and to highlight their importance, we have created this blog, which will showcase a species of parasite every day.
My favorite parasite so far is the Cymothoa exigua (above), a sort of water-louse which sneaks into a fish's head, then feeds on its tongue until the tongue disappears, and then the fish can actually USE the parasite as a replacement tongue, until... oh, blech.

Warning: This site can be WAY grosser than Ultra-Gross!; for example, whatever you do, don't look at the video of the human bot fly. Ick!

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