The Giant Palouse Earthworm persists.The significance of this discovery could be pretty great. The earthworm has been the subject of a petition to list it as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act but it was denied protection because too little was known and there hadn’t been a specimen seen for many years. That all changes now but to what degree is a good question. The worm lives in northern Idaho and eastern Washington in an area known as the Palouse which has become developed for agriculture over the last century.
There was quite a discussion about an article we posted in January. You can read the post here: Great White: Rare worm vs. farmers
Idaho scientists find fabled worm.
NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS – Associated Press