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lugworm

the common name for the marine annelid Arenicola.
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The action is happening at Cullercoats and Cresswell beaches, where the lugworms can be found in burrows under the sand.
Prof Stuart Jenkins, Capturing Our Coast Principal Investigator, at Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, said: "Anyone who takes a walk at low tide on a sandy beach will be familiar with the coiled casts of lugworms.
In our study, additives, such as triclosan (an antimicrobial), that are incorporated into plastics during manufacture caused mortality and diminished the ability of the lugworms to engineer sediments," Browne said.
I caught both fish on black lugworm, cast between 100 and 200 yards out.
Apparently, conservationists are concerned that plans for Everton's proposed new ground at King's Dock might endanger the lugworm population with the awful prospect that the Mersey might be left bereft of freshwater fish.
Local councillor Jean Wilson said: "Professional teams are coming to dig for lugworms and ragworms.
In 2006 it was announced that the company, which was a spin-off from Newcastle University, would farm lugworms to be used in a research project - backed with funding from Buckingham Palace.
This is for pounding the beach and catching lugworms.
The firm, which was founded in 1985, is also determined to continue its research into the medical uses of its sand dwelling lugworms.