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Why, they were mollusks, of course; specifically, bivalves of the family Teredinidae that are commonly known as shipworms. ❋ AYDIN (2009)

Although the article was more about how to prevent the infestations of ships with shipworms than about the animals themselves, I will argue that it was probably the 1st article about mollusks published in a scientific journal. ❋ AYDIN (2009)

As they gnaw their way through the outer layers of driftwood, the gribbles and shipworms leave more than half of it undigested, and reduce it to the fine wood powder that sinks into the mud of estuaries as the food known to the marine biologists as micro-detritus. ❋ Roger Deakin (2009)

Deconstructed by gribbles and shipworms, it is a major source of food for marine animals and plants. ❋ Roger Deakin (2009)

The second group, the molluscs, are the shipworms, whose shells are specially adapted to rasp their way into the wood. ❋ Roger Deakin (2009)

The reason: shipworms most likely have reduced these once mighty vessels to shards. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Kharl stepped toward the overhead wood bin, but he was still thinking about lands being like ships with shipworms. ❋ Modesitt, L. E. (2004)

Only stumps remained of the masts and the raised decks, all eaten away by shipworms. ❋ Susan Cooper (2002)

Ferrocement is free from attack by teredos (shipworms), wood rot, and other hazards of the tropics. ❋ Unknown (1973)

Southern exposures from their heat produce rot, the wood worm, shipworms, and all sorts of other destructive creatures, and strengthen and keep them alive. ❋ Vitruvius Pollio (N/A)

The men then discovered that shipworms [4] had bored the hull so that it was about to sink. ❋ L. Lamprey (1910)

It is a good and well-sheltered port, except that there are many shipworms, [219-2] owing to which the caravel _Pinta_, under Martin Alonso, received a good deal of damage. ❋ Various (1884)

In short, the increased water temperature may help the shipworms to become adapted to lower salinity. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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