Flamboyant Squid Worms Found Near Galapagos
While exploring near the Galapagos, the team of E/V Nautilus encountered some beautiful creatures, including the "Flamboyant" Squid Worm, a new species just discovered in 2007.
The E/V Nautilus will spend several weeks exploring the Galapagos Rift region. The Galápagos Islands have been instrumental in the establishment of the biological theory of evolution, gaining insights to our knowledge of the chemistry of the Earth’s interior, and understanding the plate tectonic evolution of the eastern Pacific seafloor. In 1835 Charles Darwin visited the islands aboard the HMS Beagle and made fundamental biological and geological observations in the area.