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Barry the Giant Sea Worm: Fantasy Turns Real in the U.K.

By Rachel Cernansky | April 9, 2009 11:37 am

worm1.jpgIf ever there was a real-life sea monster, it’s Barry the giant sea worm. Discovered living in a U.K. aquarium, he is four feet long and vicious: He not only attacked the aquarium’s coral reefs and prize fish (tipping staffers off that an invader was in their midst), but also bit through 20 pounds of fishing line and most likely ate and digested the bait—and hooks—on traps that were set out for an injured fish.

Aquarium officials think that Barry (a name they came up with) arrived in a delivery of coral, though they’re unsure of how long he’s been stalking the premises.

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