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People Reacted Like Really Mature Adults After Scientists Encountered This Dick-Shaped Creature

We don't deserve science.

Posted on June 18, 2017, at 11:48 a.m. ET

This past week scientists returned from a month-long deep-sea research trip off of eastern Australia.

The team encountered a whole lot of freaky looking creatures, like this sea spider...

Robert Zugaro/CSIRO/Museums Victoria / Via

And this zombie worm...

Maggie Georgieva/CSIRO/Museums Victoria / Via

And this —wait just a hot damn minute. That's a dick, right?

Robert Zugaro/CSIRO/Museums Victoria

According to the International Business Times, this is not a sea dildo, but rather a species of worms named "Peanut worm" — so-called as they look like the small nut when they're threatened because their ~lenghty heads~ will contract.


The worms can make more worms sexually and asexually.

Safe to say, when the International Business Times tweeted this photo on Saturday, everyone online acted like totally mature adults.

Peculiar group of sea creatures found in deep Australian abyss

People love science.

@IBTimesUK Suddenly I wanna go deep sea diving

Marine biology is fascinating.

Everyone is an expert.

@IBTimesUK @ianfroeb What is this one called? Dildofilphora?

Maybe someone lost something?

Ariel better hide that thing before King Triton sees.

OK. Enough now.

@IBTimesUK What the mainstream media won't show u

Time to go.

@IBTimesUK how aussie thots are jumping in the water

See you all Down Under!

@IBTimesUK me jumping into the sea in Australia

We don't deserve science.