Log In

Not a Coast Insider Member? Sign up

 
0 SHARE ON
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Advertisement

Watch: Vampire Parasites Consume Host

A stunning new video shows an aggressive microscopic parasite consuming a small crustacean known as a copepod. Captured by independent scientist Richard R. Kirby, the footage recently received the Nikon Small World in Motion prize. Kirby made the video using a technique called darkfield microscopy which illuminates the subject while keeping the background black. In the video parasites called vampyrophyra pelagica can be seen actively invading their host and feeding on its cytoplasm from the inside out.

More Articles

Advertisement

Last Night

Edward Carswell shared tips for preparedness and living off the grid. Followed by Ann M. Drake on working with our energy fields.

More »

Upcoming

Full Schedule »
Advertisement

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.
Advertisement