This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth

(CNN) — A rare iron mineral has been discovered in the teeth of a living organism for the first time — one that bears the pet name “wandering meatloaf.” While it sounds like a tour update for the musician Meat Loaf, this research concerns a large mollusk called a chiton (not a “bat out of hell”). The mollusk, also known as Cryptochiton stelleri, got its nickname because … Continue reading This ‘wandering meatloaf’ chiton has a rare mineral in its teeth