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illustration of an ancient arrow worm

SPINY SWIMMER  An ancient arrow worm (illustrated) had about 50 spines protruding from its face to help it capture prey.

giant larvacean

POLLUTED POOP Giant larvaceans (Bathochordaeus stygius) appear to eat microplastics when exposed to them in underwater experiments. The sea creatures could play a role in how plastic pollution cycles through ocean ecosystems.

Australian trapdoor spider

The ancestors of the trapdoor spider Moggridgea rainbowi may have survived an ocean journey from Africa to Australia, a new study concludes.

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