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shipworm

any marine bivalve mollusc such as Teredo, that bores into woodwork by rotary action of the two shell valves and swallows the sawdust, which is then attacked by special enzymes that make possible the digestion of cellulose.
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The enigmatic shipworm has been known to exist for up to 200 years thanks to fossil evidence, but no living specimen has been caught and examined -- until now.
If more exploration confirms the dearth of wood-boring mollusks, Antarctica would join the Black and Baltic seas as the main gaps in the world's shipworm map--for now.
Shipworms are mollusks and are clam-like creatures that use their shells as drills and feed on wood by burrowing into the wood fibers.
27) Another Philippine timber known to the indios, laguan, proved decisive in the battle against shipworm infestation.
Fifita said the wreck had copper cladding on its hull, which Britain s National Maritime Museum in Greenwich said meant it dated from 1780 to 1850, when such cladding was used to protect against shipworm and marine weeds.
The topics are the Baltic Sea as a unique resource of underwater cultural heritage, other European waters, the Baltic Sea environment, wood as material, wood degraders in the Baltic, the decay process of shipwrecks timbers in the Baltic, the spread of shipworm into the Baltic, and in-situ preservation of a wreck site.
There is lansiao (bull-testicles soup, also called "Soup No 5") in Cebu, crispy kamaru (crickets) in Pampanga, kaleskes (intestines) in Pangasinan, and Palawan's tamilok, which is a shipworm (yes, it's a worm) that is eaten raw and is prepared with vinegar, chopped chilli peppers and onions.
Some observations on the tunneling of shipworm Journal of Zoology 161(2): 193-201.
vermes que perforant navigie', which translates as 'in this gulf Corabaru worms are born which bore through ships'--a reference to the shipworm Teredo navalis.
However, as degradation progressed, the data suggest that internal degradation may be more extensive than indicated by the external ratings, at least when shipworm damage was most prevalent.
Contributing to the value of the work is a cover photo of a statue of Columbus and myriad drawings, maps, and illustrations, including a match light rifle, native enslavement, smallpox virus, and shipworm.
Especially in tropical waters, wooden hulls are attacked by shipworm, and weeds and barnacles will attach to the hull, reducing speed and making frequent cleanings in the dock necessary.