NPR, National Park Service, Seattle discussed on Kottke Ride Home


Billions <Speech_Male> upon <Speech_Male> billions <Speech_Male> of tiny black <Speech_Male> worms emerged <Speech_Male> from glaciers each <Speech_Male> summer. Why so <Speech_Male> many what's the <Speech_Male> reproductive cycle. What <Speech_Male> do they eat. <Speech_Male> Nobody <SpeakerChange> knows <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> as npr reports <Speech_Male> from mount. Ranier an <Speech_Male> active volcano only <Speech_Male> slightly distant in <Speech_Male> the horizon for me <Speech_Male> on a clear day in seattle <Speech_Male> quote. <Speech_Male> These thread like worms <Speech_Male> each only <Speech_Male> about an inch. Long <Speech_Male> wiggle up on <Speech_Male> mass in the summertime <Speech_Male> late in the afternoon <Silence> to do <Speech_Male> what <Speech_Male> scientists don't know <Speech_Male> it's just one of <Speech_Male> many mysteries about <Speech_Male> these worms which <Speech_Male> have barely been studied. <Speech_Male> Even though <Speech_Male> the most abundant <Speech_Male> critter living <Speech_Male> up there in the snow <Speech_Male> and ice <Speech_Male> and quote <Speech_Male> estimates <Speech_Male> indicate there might be <Speech_Male> five billion <Speech_Male> worms <Speech_Male> per glacier <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> despite the quantity. these <Speech_Male> worms are overlooked. <Speech_Male> This frustrates <Speech_Male> researcher. Who investigates <Speech_Male> these worms. <Speech_Male> Npr notes <Speech_Male> the national park service's <Speech_Male> visitor's center <Speech_Male> near paradise <Speech_Male> glacier for example <Speech_Male> has a nice <Speech_Male> display alpine <Speech_Male> wildlife. He says <Speech_Male> quote <Speech_Male> and there is somehow <Speech_Male> nothing about ice worms <Speech_Male> and is a source <Speech_Male> of frustration. For <Speech_Male> me and quote <Speech_Male> this may be because <Speech_Male> of worms only appear <Speech_Male> in certain during <Speech_Male> limited times <Speech_Male> of the day and year <Speech_Male> they survive <Speech_Male> at conditions <Speech_Male> down to freezing but <Speech_Male> not below it <Speech_Male> so they'll die <Speech_Male> below zero degrees <Speech_Male> celsius or thirty <Speech_Male> degrees fahrenheit. <Speech_Male> They made algae <Speech_Male> but a researcher <Speech_Male> has kept some in his <Speech_Male> refrigerator for years <Speech_Male> without feeding <Speech_Male> them. And he says <Speech_Male> quote. They're <Speech_Male> fine but he's <Speech_Male> not sure if they've reproduced <Speech_Male> or <Speech_Male> they're the original worms. <Speech_Male> Birds <Speech_Male> love him. <SpeakerChange> that's <Speech_Music_Male> for sure. <Music> <Music> <Music> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> Finally meta filter <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> just turned <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> twenty. Two years old <Speech_Music_Male> thick lactic discussion <Speech_Male> community <Speech_Male> is one of the only proofs <Speech_Male> that you can sustain <Speech_Male> conversation on the <Speech_Male> internet without it always <Speech_Male> evolving irrevocably <Speech_Male> dissension <Speech_Male> and nazis. Either <Speech_Music_Male> calling everyone nazis <Speech_Music_Male> or nazis. Taking <Speech_Music_Male> over <Speech_Male> it's nice bit of old <Speech_Male> fashioned internet. That doesn't <Speech_Male> live and die drama. <Speech_Male> You can find <Speech_Male> wonderful threads about <Speech_Music_Male> people's families <Speech_Male> folks post questions <Speech_Male> about mysteries and have <Speech_Male> them answered. It's <Speech_Male> where i go when i need <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> to recharge <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> internet batteries. <Speech_Music_Male> Happy birthday <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> you grand old site <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> and <Speech_Male> that is it for today. <Speech_Male> The show was <Speech_Male> produced by ride home. <Speech_Male> Media and cocky <Speech_Male> dot org. <Speech_Male> I'm glenn fleishman <Speech_Male> for jackson <Speech_Male> bird. You <Speech_Male> can tweet me your thoughts <Speech_Male> at glen on <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> twitter. That's g. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> l. e. n. <Speech_Music_Male> <Advertisement> f. like frank. <Speech_Male> I'll be back <Speech_Music_Male> tomorrow and <Speech_Music_Male> all <SpeakerChange> of next week. <Music>

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