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2014-05-19 10:30:04

To quote the American cartoonist Gary Larson: all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm—but perhaps never in such a visually stunning way as that presented in two papers published today in the open access journals GigaScience and PLOS ONE.

2014-02-12 23:27:54

Merger of Earthworm and Sun & Earth brands creates a complete line of cleaning products that are safer for families and the environment.

Earthworms Can Survive And Recover After Stress From 3-week Drought
2013-09-19 13:20:17

Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing.

Earthworm Poop Could Help Improve Climate Change Models
2013-07-09 04:49:08

A recent discovery about earthworm excrement could help scientists improve our models of future climate change.

New Bizarrely Shaped Spoon Worm Discovered In Japan
2013-06-27 13:28:02

A new species of the peculiarly shaped spoon worms has been recently discovered in Japan, and described in the open access journal Zookeys.

Heavy Metal Soaked Up By Earthworms
2012-08-20 14:52:08

Using Worms For Bioremediation Of Toxic Metals

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2012-08-11 08:57:40

Scientists have engineered a soft autonomous robot that crawls across surfaces similar to how an earthworm moves.

Earthworm Species Thriving In Ireland As Global Temperatures Rise
2012-07-26 07:04:21

Scientists have discovered a thriving population of Mediterranean earthworms in an urban farm in Dublin, Ireland.

Leeches To Track Mammal DNA In Jungles
2012-04-24 06:10:55

Researchers have discovered a way to track mammals in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Scientists collected leeches from the jungles to analyze the blood and DNA of animals taken by the parasites.

2012-03-01 10:45:17

A recent decline in ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla), a ground-nesting migratory songbird, in forests in the northern Midwest United States is being linked by scientists to a seemingly unlikely culprit: earthworms.


Latest Annelids Reference Libraries

Christmas Tree Worm, Spirobranchus giganteus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) is a species of small, tube-building polychaete worm in the Serpulidae family. It is widely distributed throughout the world’s tropical oceans, occurring abundantly from the Caribbean to the Indo-Pacific. The worm’s common and scientific nomenclature refers to the two chromatically hued spiral structures, most prominently seen by divers. These multicolored spiral structures are actually part of the worm’s highly derived respiratory...

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Giant Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia polymorpha) is a species of marine polychaete worm of the Sabellidae family. Its range extends along the western coast of North America, from Alaska to California. It is most commonly found in the intertidal zone in tide pools and in the neritic (coastal) zone at depths up to 1,375 feet. It is often found in groups along rocks, reefs, pilings, wharves and marinas. Its common name comes from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under...

Phytobdella catenifera
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Phytobdella catenifera is a species of leech found in Peninsular Malaysia. The specimen was first collected from a brown tortoise in 1935. One record of the species was found in Gabai Falls, Selangor and has rarely been seen since. One reason is because it only attaches to reptiles and is of no threat to humans. This 2-inch-long terrestrial leech was named by Professor John Percy Moore due to the striking chain-striped pattern on the creature’s back. Recent studies on leech genetics...

Common Clam Worm, Alitta succinea
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Common Clam Worm (Alitta succinea) is a species of marine annelid of the Nereididae family of ragworms or sandworms. It is found throughout the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, especially in the Gulf of Maine; it is also found off the coast of South Africa. This species can reach a length of 6 inches, but most specimens are smaller. It is brown in color at the rear, and reddish-brown on the rest of the body. The head has four eyes, two sensory feelers and numerous tentacles. The body consists...

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