Deep-sea worm species first found in 1873 resurfaces

08/27/2013 |

A fragile species of deep-sea acorn worm first discovered in 1873 has resurfaced near the same spot in the equatorial Atlantic near South America. The worm, dubbed Glandiceps abyssicola, lives off sediment and debris on the seafloor and falls apart when dredged, which is why it has taken so long to find another specimen, researchers say.

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