Lugworm Poo

Lugworm Poo is an omnipresent element of the Wadden Sea. To the uninformed eye, it may just seem to be an excretion by an animal that feeds on sand, digests it and produces more or less random structures, resembling complex knots. Yet, in fact, these structures are really a language: poo is the way lugworms communicate with each other. Each type of lugworm poo has its own grammatical structure, its own meaning and expression. So while walking along the beach you might find appeals, questions and answers, offenses, declarations of love, heated discussions or jokes. Scientists have even found the first chapter of a lugworm poo novel, dispersed over five square miles of Wadden Sea. They really liked it and are now eagerly searching for the second chapter.