The ‘wandering meatloaf’ creature has iron teeth

A strange mollusk, affectionately known as the “wandering meatloaf,” has teeth made of a rare the iron mineral, previously only found along rocky coasts, according to a new study.

Researchers have detected the rare iron ore – called santabarbaraite – in the teeth of the rock-grazing mollusk Cryptochiton stelleri, nicknamed the “wandering meatloaf” because it looks like one with its oval-shaped, reddish-brown shelled body, up to 14 inches long (36 centimeters).

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