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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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(1993) point out that, in larval shells of similar size, the shoulders of Teredo navalis (Fig.
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Teredo navalis severely damaged infrastructure in northern San Francisco Bay, including causing the collapse of several structures in the Carquinez Strait (Figure l).
He pointed out that logs should be stored in fresh water and if on land, above mud levels to avoid teredo attack, history having been allowed to repeat itself at Salim.
Different tunneling techniques are studied and Teredo is found to be the only technique that works with one or several NATs.
Since OPNET at the time of this research did not support ISATAP, Teredo, and 6VPE, these mechanisms are not included in this study.
Raft connections and structural poles would be weakened by prolonged exposure to salt water and subjected to teredo borer attack unless specially treated (Severin, 1995).
Wikipedia.com, Teredo Tunneling, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teredo_tunneling (last visited Oct.
When IPv6 connectivity is desired from behind a NAT device, many of which do not forward proto-41 packets properly, one may use the Teredo protocol which encapsulates IPv6 over UDP over IPv4.
'The ships were literally eaten by the teredo worm which would burrow into the timber hulls.
Its hull was made of oak,and to protect it from shipworm,or teredo navalis, which burrows into timber, it was completely sheathed below the waterline in copper.