Could giant sandworms really exist? Felisa Smith weighs in on PBS NOVA


Posted: Dec 09, 2021 - 09:00am

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In the world of "Dune" and in many other science-fiction worlds, sandworms are huge monsters that live in and move through desert sands, eating whatever creature crosses their path. But could a giant sandworm really exist?

On NOVA from PBS, biologists including UNM's Felisa Smith discuss the biological limitations of giant sandworms. Check out this fun discussion on the NOVA website.