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A Top 10 Worm

A Top 10 Worm

April 23, 2018

The remarkable squidworm was discovered by WHOI scientist Larry Madin and colleagues during a 2007 expedition to explore the deep waters of the Celebes Sea in the Philippines. The squidworm was recently chosen by the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) as one of the 10 most astounding marine species of the last decade. WoRMS was founded in 2007 with the goal of cataloging all species found globally in the largest habitat on Earth. The squidworm is just one example of the curious creatures that dwell in the ocean’s twilight zone, which extends from about 200 to 1,000 meters below the surface of the ocean. (Photo by Larry Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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