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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.
So if you see a grey-haired man on the banks of the Mersey in the next few weeks, don't worry, he's not about to throw himself in, he's just scouring the mud for lugworms.
"I've been doing the Ten To Follow for two or three years and this is the best I've done," said Gosling, a bait digger who supplies lugworms for fishermen.
POLICE who pounced on two suspected drugs dealers grabbed a haul...of LUGWORMS.
Local councillor Jean Wilson said: "Professional teams are coming to dig for lugworms and ragworms.
"But within three years we could be looking somewhere in the region of the 300 tonnes annual production of lugworms. It all depends on how fast our research progresses."