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The 10 Weirdest Animal Discoveries of 2012

This photograph of the recently discovered carnivorous harp sponge, Chondrocladia lyra, was taken in Monterey Canyon, off the coast of California, at a depth of about 11,500 feet (3,500 meters).

2012 Year in Review: 10 Weirdest Animal Discoveries

As the year comes to an end, it's time to look back at the grossest,

oddest and simply most fascinating animals to make the headlines in

2012. There were zombie worms and penis fish, not to mention turtles

with a strange way of getting rid of urine. Here's a look at five of the 10 weirdest animal discoveries of the year.