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Between 1919 and 1921, the naval shipworm destroyed nearly every wharf, pier, and ferry slip in San Francisco Bay.
Most shipworms are sort of beige, or whitish, maybe slightly pinkish.
Unlike other shipworms, Kuphus burrows into mud rather than wood.
Behold, the giant shipworm, your newest living nightmare.
Haygood recalls, until a shipworm the size of a baseball bat lay on the table.
The giant shipworm bores through wooden boats, wrecking them and serving as a regular pest.
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