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Thousands of innkeeper worms on Drake's beach in Point Reyes, California, December 6, 2019.

Thousands of 10-inch worms known as ‘penis fish’ inundated a California beach. A biologist says they feel like a ‘slimy water balloo...

The wiggly marine worms were stranded on the shore after a strong storm destroyed their sandy burrows in Point Reyes, California.
A new parasitic worm has been found to infect human eyeballs, likely transmitted by flies.

A woman pulled a half-inch-long worm out of her eyeball after a trail run, and then found 3 more

She's only the second known human case of the infection, which is typically found in cattle but may be spread by flies.

An artist found an inch-long parasitic worm in his eye — and created a haunting image

Parasitic nematodes, also known as Loa loa worms or African eyeworms, are parasites spread primarily by the bites of flies. People often don't notice they're infected until they spot a worm wriggling in their eye.
Low-temperature scanning electron micrograph of soybean cyst nematode and its egg. Magnified 1,000 times.

Scientists revived tiny Siberian worms that had been frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years — and they started moving and eating

The tiny worms, known as nematodes or more commonly as roundworms, had been frozen for 42,000 years — since much of the planet was covered in ice sheets.
A hammerhead flatworm.

Giant predatory worms are invading France — and nobody noticed for almost 2 decades

The giant worms are part of a group of species called hammerhead flatworms, which originated in tropical Asia. Now, scientists are trying to understand what effects they may have on local ecosystems.
Abby Beckley, 28, of Oregon, was the first known case of human infected with "Thelazia gulosa", a cattle eye-worm species.

A woman found 14 worms hiding in her eye after it got red and scratchy — showing that a new species is capable of infecting humans

An Oregon woman found 14 Thelazia gulosa worms in her eye. They can infect cattle, but this is the first known case in a human.

Premier League manager says he only sucks on earthworms one month after former teammate said he ate them

Burnley FC manager Sean Dyche said he would fake eating a worm, only to spit it out and wash his mouth out with water.