Friday, March 2, 2012

'Alien' Parasite Eats Fish Tongue then Lives in Mouth

Imagine being infected by a parasite that eats your tongue and then proceeds to live in your mouth, growing daily as it feasts on your blood.

The gruesome scenario sounds like something out of a horror film, but it's actually happening to large numbers of bream all over the Mediterranean.

The highly successful 'cerathotoa italica' parasite, nicknamed 'Betty' by scientists, has infected nearly half of the fish in some areas and is upsetting the Mediterranean's eco-system.

Take a look at the picture and remember... things could always be worse.

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In the Mediterranean, no one can hear you scream

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