Tag Archive for 'marine worms'

Marine worms light up foot prints

May 17th, 2011 by Dr. Paul Chambers

A friend reported recently that his footprints glowed when walking at night on a beach on the south-east coast of Jersey. When the sediment (a poorly sorted gravelly sand) was disturbed, there were a series of brief but bright pinpoints of light, some of which glowed for a few seconds. If the sediment was kicked […]

Worm spawning time on Guernsey’s beaches

March 10th, 2011 by Richard Lord

If you walk down a Guernsey beach in early March to the edge of the sea on a low spring tide you may see lots of balls of jelly attached to the sand.  These marble-sized blobs of jelly are the egg cocoons of a polychaete worm, Scoloplos armiger. The worms synchronise the laying of gelatinous […]