These "field trips" link your computer to annelid-related information and people-links from around the world. See also the biographies and in memoriam pages.
There are hundreds of web pages on the Net that happen to mention various annelids and polychaetes, yet comparatively few of significant information content. On Field-trips page the links are under the headings of:
| Polychaete places | Wormlabs | Worms somewhere | Museum collections | Oligochaetes and Leeches | Worms of Vent, Seep, Whale bone, and Gas Hydrate | Online bibliographies | Worms that aren't annelids |
(Museum links last authenticated 9 February 1999 - all working.)
"If there's anything in the world I hate, it's leeches - filthy little devils!" - Charlie (Humphrey Bogart) in the 'African Queen.' However, for over two thousand years, leeches have had a role in medical bloodletting. Even today medicinal leeches are used when there is a need to encourage local blood supply after trauma, and the anti-clotting chemicals produced by leeches are of great interest in medical science.
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Still under development by Geoff Read
Original 1996. Last update 2 December 2000. Please look in again soon.