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In an ocean filled with whales, sharks, and giant schools of fish, one of the loudest sounds comes from a 29-millimeter-long marine worm, new research reveals.

The worms (Leocratides kimuraorum) were first discovered in 2017. They spend their lives in the crevices of hexactinellid sponges, often called glass sponges, off the coast of Japan. But it wasnt until researchers brought them to the lab that they noticed how noisy they were.
Read more: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/watch-tiny-worm-make-one-loudest-sounds-ocean

Read the research ($): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960982219306177?dgcid=raven_sd_via_email

Video credit: Isao Hirabayashi and Ryutaro Goto

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