COML & Re: [Annelida] Celebes squidworm

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Tue Dec 7 19:36:34 EST 2010


Hi all,

Links to a couple of blog items on the bomber worms and squidworm and the Biology Letters efirst version of 'squidworm':

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2009/08/20/marine-worms-release-glowing-bombs-to-fool-predators/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/11/23/meet-the-squidworm-half-worm-half-squid-er-actually-all-worm/

http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0923 

The electronic supplement, said to have the detailed description, now requires a journal subscription to access.

Geoff

>>> On 6/10/2010 at 11:22 p.m., Karen Osborn <kjosborn from ucsd.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I am happy to report that the Squidworm manuscript is currently in review.  
> It is an acrocirrid closely related to Swima and a really fantastic animal. 
> For another spectacular image of this animal see Michael Aw's photo of it in 
> the Sept. 2009 issue of National Geographic (page 20 of some versions, 
> evidently not in all). 
> 
> Cheers - Karen
> 
> On Oct 5, 2010, at 9:29 PM, Geoff Read wrote:
> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I see the nameless 'squidworm' planktonic polychaete of 2007 is getting 
> another run in the news media, as a highlighted organism in conjunction with 
> COML wind-up publicity this week. This must be due to the great photo taken of 
> it by Laurence Madin, as it is still unnamed even to family in their 
> releases, or anywhere.  
>> 
>> Annelida post of 2007:
>> http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/annelida/2007-October/002845.html 
>> 
>> Image at census of marine zooplankton 
>> http://www.cmarz.org/gallery_new_species.html#polychaete 
>> 
>> Oceanus  [March 2009]
>> http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=55947&sectionid=1000 
>> 
>> COML highlights report
>> http://www.coml.org/Highlights-2010 
>> 
>> What the press makes of it
>> 
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/8038816/Oceans-could-contain-750000-und 
> iscovered-species.html
>> 
>> 
>> 
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