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By Author: Dr Pat Hutchings

European vacations with a worm flavour

AMRI worm researchers attend the 12th International Polychaete Conference and teach taxonomy courses in Europe.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Nov 2016

91 new seaworm species described from Lizard Island

An amazing 91 new species of seaworms from coral reefs off Lizard Island have just been described!

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 21 Sep 2015

Another cosmopolitan species hits the dust!

We reveal that a “widespread” marine worm species is actually several undescribed species, each known from restricted localities.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: AMRI, Date: 19 Aug 2015

International Polychaete Day on 1st July 2015

What are polychaetes and why International Polychaete Day?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jun 2015

Seaworm populations are more connected than we thought

We discover that Australian estuarine worms hitch a lift up and down the coast using currents!

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Ceridwen Fraser, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Jun 2015

Why it matters that marine taxonomists are becoming an “endangered species”

Without taxonomists, we won't know what species we have and what species we're driving to extinction

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Penny Berents, Category: AMRI, Date: 12 Feb 2015

The eagle has landed: a crate full of marine worm information

The culmination of 16 months of hard work by marine worm researchers just arrived on a pallet at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014

Revealing the true identity of a worm

Solving a marine worm mystery: a detective story.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 27 Oct 2014

Can seaworms help develop marine parks?

The distribution of seaworms may help identify which marine areas warrant higher levels of protection

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Prof. Bill Gladstone, Category: Science, Date: 22 Aug 2014

Australian Museum research is punching above its weight

How does Australian Museum research compare to that of other international museums?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Michael Calver, Category: Science, Date: 01 May 2014