Cthulhu fhtagn! Indescribably terrifying microbes named for Lovecraft monsters

Suckling unnameable ichor as they slither through the viscous, shrieking madness of the intestinal tracts of lunatic termites, a pair of incomprehensibly monstrous single-celled organisms have been named after the creations of the early 20th century science fiction pulp writer, HP Lovecraft.

A University of British Columbia press release quotes Erick James, a biologist a whose impious explorations into the forbidden have unwittingly revealed a terrifying vista of dread.

When we first saw them under the microscope they had this unique motion, it looked almost like an octopus swimming, said James — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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