An invasion of thousands of carnivorous worms is happening off the coast in South Carolina, but should you be worried?
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, no, you shouldn't be worried. In fact, the invasion of these worms is actually a good thing. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said to USA Today, "A massive swarm of marine worms may not be ideal visitors near the water, but it's a good sign for local fish and birds that want an all-you-can-eat buffet for local fish and birds."
So, why are the worms surfacing in these such great numbers? The clam worms are usually found on the bottom of the seafloor, but "undergo an incredible transformation under new and full moons in spring - their bodies morph into reproductive forms called 'epitokes' as they swarm in coastal waters." If a clam worm if provoked, it will begin snapping with its ant-like jaw. However, they don't try and eat humans. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
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