The alien hunters with the alien watercraft (Photo: Martin Ludvigsen)
Up with a tree in Rijpfjorden came a new and surprising inhabitant - a shipworm. Until now we have basically assumed that this group of organisms does not occur in Arctic waters. This new and exciting finding have important implications both for our understanding of the local benthic fauna and not the least for preservation of known and hitherto undiscovered wrecks along the coast of Svalbard!
Read more in Science, Svalbardposten, Forskning.no, Nettavisen and Nordlys (the latter four in Norwegian).
Wood with worm (Photo: Geir Johnsen)