Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just got out of marine biology lab and it was ridiculous. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love the labs...but this one was intense. 

We were in search of any kind of flatworms we could find. Most of the time we were looking for tapeworms in shrimp. (Yes, I said shrimp. Like the ones we eat and think are yummy and delicious. Most shrimp have tapeworms living in various places in their bodies. Fun fact.) Also, we looked for adult cestodes in the spiral valve of a ray. The spiral valve is the part of its digestive tract  that literally spirals in its body cavity. We found all sorts of parasites. I mostly found flatworm larvae actually. 

Intense Platyhelminthes marine lab. Just another day in the life...

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