Marvel or monster? Scientists find living specimen of legendary giant shipworm

The truth behind the centuries-old legend of the giant shipworm has finally been confirmed by scientists, who got up close and personal with the elusive, sulfur-feasting creature for the first time.READ MORE: Horrifying haul: Russian fisherman pulls terrifying ‘monsters’ from the deep (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)A team of international researchers examined the first living giant shipworm in the Philippines, throwing some light on the mysterious Kuphus polythalamia species – the longest bivalve mollusc in the world, reaching up to 5 feet (1.52 meters) in length.The bizarre-looking animal, encased in a tusk-like shell, may be the stuff of nightmares for many, but its discovery offers scientists a unique opportunity to unravel the secrets of the rare specimen.

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