Sunday, 7 February 2016

Scientists discover one of human's earliest ancestors - and it's a worm named after a doughnut

Scientists have found one of human's earliest ancestors 12,000 feet deep under the ocean - a weird pink worm named after a doughnut. The four-inch (10 cm) long Xenoturbella churro - named for its resemblance to the popular fried-dough pastry - is one of four species discovered 1,700 metre deep in the Gulf of California. Previously Xenoturbeklla was only known from a single species found in the North Atlantic, puzzling biologists for almost six decades. Now expeditions half a world away by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at California University in San Diego, the Western Australia Museum and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have helped properly=READ MORE=

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