Pssst, hey kid. Wanna see some sea lice eat a dead pig?


13 Responses to “Pssst, hey kid. Wanna see some sea lice eat a dead pig?”

  1. John McGaw says:

    Not “maggots” but copepods. They are ravenous little buggers though and the bane of long-line fishermen — they can reduce a good-sized halibut to empty skin and skeleton between sets.

  2. Sigmund_Jung says:

    Let’s praise the pig who volunteered to this study.

    Now back to boycotting beauty products tested in animals.

  3. Rich Keller says:

                   ***WARNING: MAGGOT ANECDOTE***

    I got to see and smell a female mallard duck go through a similar process during the height of this past summer’s heat wave. She went from bloated stinky duck on Monday to little heap of bones and feathers by Friday, thanks to a writhing and undulating pile of translucent shimmery maggots. For some reason, the maggots always seemed to be in such a hurry…

  4. I thought it was cool how a shark showed up when the meat was fresh but no sharks came by later on. Looks like some kind of lobster was late to the party. I think the octopus was probably more interested in the structure than in potential food. 

  5. LYNDON says:

    Can’t help thinking the octopus could get in there if it wanted to. They’re normally good like that.

  6. gwailo_joe says:

    Soooo…about a week, give or take.  Turn a mammalian corpse into scattered bones…

    That might come in handy some day…Helping people indeed!


    • Nash Rambler says:

      I was thinking the same thing!  Not that I’d ever maliciously commit cold-blooded murder, but it’s nice to know that the briny deep will make my secret safe within a week or so.

  7. The Grim Snark says:

    This is the worst porn ever.

  8. Of course the video of a pig being shredded by little creatures begins with a Bulgari ad. Real classy, Bulgari, I will always think of you when my dead, bloated body is being consumed by sea lice.

  9. Layne says:

    Doesn’t great science make you want to just throw up some times? 

  10. John Vance says:

    The music choice is just kind of unsettling.

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