New worms species have been found that cast off green glowing bombs.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Researchers have discovered new worm species that release green glowing parts of their body. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), scientists found seven species of the critters that may release what have been termed “green bombs” as a defense tactic.
Karen Osborn of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, who lead the team of researchers, is quoted by the AP as stating of the findings, “We found a whole new group of fairly large, extraordinary animals that we never knew anything about before… These are not rare animals. Often when we see them they number in the hundreds. What’s unique is that their habitat is really hard to sample.”
Osborn further noted, “They have a very strange way of using bioluminescence.”
More information about the findings may be found in Friday’s release of the Science journal.
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