Saturday, 24 September 2016

Scientists need YOU to look for lugworm sperm

lugworm-casts-iv.jpgThe people of Britain are being asked to look out the sperm of the lugworm, in a nationwide campaign to find out more about the sex lives of the secretive, burrowing marine worm.
Spermwatch is a citizen science campaign launched by scientists determined to solve a mystery that has eluded them for decades: exactly what environmental conditions trigger the lugworm to start spawning?
As the campaign’s website explains: “We need people across the UK to look for sperm puddles and tell us when they appear. 
“Our aim is to find out the exact time when male lugworms release their sperm, and how that varies around the UK.”
Lugworms, better known among humans as a source -read more

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