Kirk Fitzhugh http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/725/all en Immortal Worms Found in L.A. Pond! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond <p>Yay, we just found&nbsp;flatworms in the Museum pond! You know, the worms that some of us (I&#39;m not naming names) might have cut up with a knife in high school biology class. But don&#39;t worry! These worms are, &quot;immortal under the edge of a knife.&quot;&nbsp;At least, that is how the noted flatworm specialist, John Graham Dalyell Esquire, described them in 1814.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/planarian_rotated.jpg" /></p> <p>An Immortal Worm, also known as a Planarian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/immortal-worms-found-la-pond#comments bilateral symmetry Bipalium kewense flatworms freshwater worm freshwater worms immortal under the edge of a knife Kirk Fitzhugh land planarian planaria planarians Platyhelminthes pond worms Richard Hayden Blog Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:26:43 +0000 Lila Higgins 824 at http://www.nhm.org/nature