A Marine Parasite
Anisakis simplex: Welcome to the Nematode's Niche
Sushi and worms
Imagine enjoying a huge feast of sushi, seaweed, and more. Only a few hours later, however, you notice your stomach is churning- painful, even. It's not the seaweed. It's the sushi. It's not indigestion; it's Anisakis simplex.
What does sushi have to do with Anisakis simplex? Well, Anisakis simplex is a marine parasite; that very sushi was its second host and you have become its third.
Who would have known such a simple seeming worm could wreak such havoc? Anisakis simplex is a seemingly plain organism, but, in reality, it is a marine parasite with a complex life cycle in which it utilizes- and creates mayhem within- several hosts. This website will explore the life cycle of this important organism and expound upon the surprising impact it has throughout the environment.
Learn about this and more at the Multiple Organisms website.