24 Nov 2023

Critter of the Week: The giant nematode

From the collecton Critter of the Week

This week's critter is a giant species of nematode (a type of worm) that is longer than a small shipping container and roughly the volume of an oil drum! The giant nematode, Placentonema gigantissima, spends its whole life curled up inside the body of female sperm whales.