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Pyura chilensis, which resembles a rock with guts inside, is a brainless, filter-feeding organism found in the shallow waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru.It eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms - and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium. It is born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together.Locals eat it raw or in stews. Non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.”More here: http://geekologie.com/2013/07/dammit-mother-nature-weird-ass-living-ro.php
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Pyura chilensis, which resembles a rock with guts inside, is a brainless, filter-feeding organism found in the shallow waters off the coasts of Chile and Peru.

It eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms - and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare mineral called vanadium. It is born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together.

Locals eat it raw or in stews. Non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.”

More here: http://geekologie.com/2013/07/dammit-mother-nature-weird-ass-living-ro.php

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