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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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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.
The future work should focus on adding other transition mechanisms to the analysis, such as ISATAP, Teredo, and 6VPE.
The karyology of Teredo utriculus (Gmelin) (Mollusca, Pelecypoda).
However, the raft's vulnerability to decay in salt water and teredo borer attack means that it would need to be replaced at least annually.
In the sea there are several animals that burrow into and live in wood under the water; the commonest of these are the teredo, or shipworm, and the gribble," Edlin and Nimmo say.
The teredo consumed all the wooden parts of dykes and sluices and generally promoted wholesale rotting of poles and planking.
Two of the main organisms that damage submerged wood in the New York area are shipworms, or teredo, and gribble worms.
In addition to the organic boosting biocide of the Biolux package, the product was formulated with metallic copper to combat zebra mussels, teredo worms, weeds, algae and slime fouling in freshwater and low-fouling saltwater.
The marine biologist and his colleagues discovered that the oak had been hollowed out by Teredo navalis, a type of shipworm common farther south in New England.
En primer lugar, hay que senalar que los danos ocasionados por la naturaleza eran aquellos derivados de la accion del agua, de la tierra, del viento, o del fuego, tal y como tormentas, huracanes, arrecifes, o el teredo navalis --entre otros--.