Swimming mechanics of the gossamer worm revealed

By A Mystery Man Writer

Many animals in the midwater—the vast expanse of water between the surface and the deep seafloor—are always on the move. Unlike its bottom-dwelling kin, the gossamer worm (Tomopteris sp.) lives in constant motion. This ethereal worm is a graceful swimmer that "dances" through the midwater with the rhythmic paddling of its swimming legs.

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