Not a missing sock afterall, but a new worm species, with clues to early life.

Main report: Scripps-Led Team Discovers Four New Deep-Sea Worm Species
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Other Reporting: , CNN
Scientific Paper: Nature   
New Taxa: Xenoturbella profunda
Categories: Invertebrates | New Species
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A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time.

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