Amanda Schmidt

FEB. 27, 2020

Researchers have discovered an unusual species of parasite in the muscle of salmon.

An unusual species of parasite was recently discovered by scientists. The tiny parasite hides in the muscles of salmons and has less than 10 cells. And most peculiar, the species, Henneguya salminicola, does not breathe oxygen. This abnormal trait makes it the first known multicellular animal that can survive without oxygen.