Changing Seas

Cryptic Critters

Season 10 Episode 2 | 26m 42s

Right under the noses of thousands of scuba divers, a potential new threat appeared on the Vandenberg wreck. It is not surprising that it went unnoticed, since it is the width of a pencil eraser, barely the length of your finger, and perfectly camouflaged. Thankfully, one expert spotted it and immediately knew it didn’t belong. It turns out it was a new species: the Vandy worm-snail.

Aired: 06/04/18

Rating: NR

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Major funding for this program was provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding was provided by Diver’s Direct, the Do Unto Others Trust, The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Tim Choate, Skip and Diane Day, Antoinette Paterakis Lambros and by Kelly Arnold.