Green paddle worms are bright green and sharply contrast with the sand on which they are found at low tide. They seem to be avoided by the abundant predators that roam intertidal shores at low tide. When handled they produce copious amounts of mucus. You task is to design and conduct a series of experiments that tests the physical and chemical properties of the mucus as well as the response to it of some important potential predators.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts