23 Apr 2019

For the love of .....parastic worms!

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 23 April 2019

Parasitic worms are an extremely diverse and ubiquitous bunch, but often get overlooked due to their habitation within other animals.

Dr Bronwen Presswell from the University of Otago's Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology group, and honorary curator at Otago Museum joins Lynn to discuss a new collection of several hundred specimens of parasitic worms recently donated to the museum.

It includes some fascinating species, including a fluke that lives under the eyelid of a gull and sheds its eggs in the tears of the bird.