These Terrifying Parasites Turn Shrimp Into Zombies That Eat Their Young

March 19, 2015 2:42 PM

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These Terrifying Parasites Turn Shrimp Into Zombies That Eat Their Young

A tiny parasite invades a species of Irish shrimp, turning them into zombies who voraciously eat their own babies, a new British research study found.

Millions of pleistophora mulleri parasites flood into the muscles of the gammarus duebeni celticus shrimp, turning their skin milky white and giving them an insatiable appetite for their young, according to the paper published in the latest issue of the journal, Royal Society Open Science.

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