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Parents unknown: Mysterious larvae found in Panama's two oceans

May 17, 2019 - General

Under the microscope, sea water reveals the larval stages of little-known marine creatures called phoronids (horseshoe worms), but finding their parents is another story. Although such fanciful larvae caught the eye of scientists studying plankton–the tiny, drifting plants and animals in the world’s oceans–as long ago as the 1800s, there are only about 15 species of phoronids known worldwide, based on adult specimens. A study of…

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