Thursday, June 29, 2006

Whale Parasites

More About Birds and Animals...

Isaac shared the following with me from Ripley's Believe It or Not: *

Top Five Whale Parasites...

1. Tapeworms 98 feet (30 meters) long in a sperm whale
2. Lungworms the size of a banana
3. Lip lice thumbsized, not real lice (insect) but crab relatives
4. Sinus flukes leech-shaped hand-sized animals in the sinus airways, occasionally burrow into the brain
5. Barnacles up to fist sized, mainly on the head

* Jenni Rainford, Clive Carpenter, Ripley Entertainment, Inc.. Ripley's Believe It or Not ( Orlando, Fla. : Ripley Publishing, 2004), 76.

I say YUCK.

You know what? If it turns out that I'm invited to come back to earth as a whale, I may just say "No."

1 comment:

Wrkinprogress said...

Man!!! Who knew it sucked so much to be a whale!!!

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