Scientists visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

As part of a U.S. Department of Energy project to assess natural methane outgassing into the atmosphere, Agnieszka Drobniak (Indiana Geological Survey) and Arndt Schimmelmann (Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences) visited the Ruakuri, Aranui, and Waitomo Caves to analyze the air and collect rock samples. The world-renowned limestone caves are home to glow worms (Arachnocampa luminosa). These tiny creatures radiate luminescent light and are found exclusively in New Zealand.
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