Alexander Semenov recently released some incredible new photos of marine worms, several of which may be completely unknown to science. He captured half of the photos at the Lizard Island Research Station near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia during a 2-week conference on marine worms. He photographed the rest at the White Sea Biological Station in northern Russia, where he is head of the scientific divers team. In all, Semenov photographed 222 different worm species which are now in the process of being studied and documented by scientists. Of these photos, Semenov writes:
Worms. Creatures from the dreams and nightmares are here. They are real and unbelievably beautiful.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.