When an animal dies in a forest or field its body usually becomes food for scavengers large and small. Sometimes that includes larger animals like vultures or wild dogs, but it’s usually insects that are left to clean up the last bits of tissue. The bottom of the sea is no different and, as a new video from the Gulf of Mexico reveals, there’s always something waiting for a free meal.
Scientists from LUMCON were studying the effects of “food falls” in the sea, providing marine scavengers with a feast by dropping dead alligators into the Gulf and then observing the results. The video they captured is equal parts science and nightmare fuel.
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Dead alligator is devoured by giant ‘pill bugs’ on the sea floor in creepy video originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Apr 2019 at 23:07:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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