I like this article a lot. Thanks for WONDERing with us! :), We're sorry to hear that, tanayshalin!

Thanks! Thanks for your patience. However leeches have managed to find a new place of honor in modern medicine. Hey there, class 60000000000000000000000! We sent you SMS, for complete subscription please reply. Nice pick, Wonderopolis!! When did organ music become associated with baseball?

Have you ever thought about how exciting it would be to go exploring in the depths of a wild jungle in the middle of nowhere on another continent?

I have been bite by one, but it didn't real really sting as much as I thought it would. :), wow i never thought how leeches were so creepy they suck people blood to survive. Have fun WONDERing!

:), They might be small but they can do a lot of things, Very true, Harrison! We encourage you to keep learning about leeches at your library and online! Pagkakaiba ng pagsulat ng ulat at sulating pananaliksik?

Thanks for sharing! Advanced procedures, such as skin grafting, plastic surgery, and reattachment of body parts, have benefitted from the use of leeches to prevent clotting and keep blood flowing to sensitive areas after surgery.

:), WONDERful, Christopher! I always wanted to learn more about leaches! :), We agree, Miguel! :D :0 :) (: XD. We hope you understand and leave many more comments for us! Leeches are found in lakes, ponds, swamps, marshes and moist soil in habitats around the world. If a leech's mouth is dirty, will it infect a person after sucking that person's blood? :), Thanks for sharing your thoughts about leeches, ella!

how come you can't write about why leeches suck blood or something interesting like that. :), Hi, Wonder Friend! :), Oh no, aubrey! We're EXCITED you're WONDERing with us!

I'm sure this will come handy in the future for when I get a leech stuck on me. Why don't libraries smell like bookstores? Without the use of leeches, many of these surgeries would fail due to blood clots and restricted blood flow after surgery. Be the first to know! Always keep WONDERing! Thanks for stopping by, Jayna!!

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We're glad you liked this Wonder! Are you ready to learn more about leeches? Without hesitation, you throw your supplies and tools aside and plunge head-first into the waiting oasis. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply. We're glad you're still WONDERing! :). Tell everybody about Wonderopolis and its wonders. I think that leeches are gross even after reading this article. I was VERY disturbed reading this article, but I got through it, thankfully! Leeches live in fresh or salt water, and some species live on land, in temperate and tropical climates. We hope you continue on your own Wonder Adventure to learn more about your question! im a girl and this is really gross yall should be ashamed, i added a comment yesterday and it didnt pop up on the discussion board, did you get it.

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With sweat dripping into your face, you slice through a fence of reeds to find a beautiful pool of inviting water. :), Thanks for WONDERing with us!

Keep up the GREAT work! Physicians have used leeches to treat human ailments as far back as the days of ancient India and Greece.

That would be a good Wonder Word! The relief from the jungle heat doesn't last long, though. Write a short story from the perspective of a leech. :), Thanks for sharing your opinion, alaina! Can you persuade a reader that you're really not such a bad creature. Thanks for WONDERing with us, Aliah! We hope you learned something new!

But also interesting to WONDER about? If you find a leech attached to your body after a swim, don't panic. However, most people don't suffer any permanent harm from leech bites, since they can't suck enough blood to hurt a human being. :), We're THRILLED you're having fun WONDERing, Nathan! This was awesome to read! Thanks for being brave and still exploring the Wonder! :), Hi, Wonder Friend! :), Thanks for joining the discussion, dan! Pretty much all over the world in/around any muddy water in generally rural areas. We know you will find one you like better! Fact Check: What Power Does the President Really Have Over State Governors? The b… Did you submit a Wonder?

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I wonder do they stick to your skin and is it hard for to get off. Leeches that live in habitats that experience freezing temperatures bury themselves in the mud and remain dormant until the weather becomes warmer. :), We're glad you learned something new, AF!

How do leeches reproduce? Though, "leeches" seem weird. After all, they're certainly not cute and cuddly. We're THRILLED you liked this Wonder! Back then, physicians thought leeches could remove "bad blood" from a sick patient. Does Jerry Seinfeld have Parkinson's disease? We're glad you learned something new! We're glad you still explored the Wonder even if it was gross sometimes! These unique creatures can range in size from less than an inch to nearly 10 inches in length.

We understand that some Wonder Friends might not like every Wonder. They are closely related to the oligochaetes, which include the earthworm, and like them have soft, muscular, segmented bodies that can lengthen and contract. Segment means multiple parts, an armadillo has segments and worms do too. That's GREAT, Ash! Even though some parts were gross, I learned so much. We did! :), We're glad you're WONDERing, WL! Are There Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers? The part I found the most interesting was that in In India and Greece they used Leeches to remove the infected blood. @kaylaroo yeah I think this wonder is pretty fascinating too. The enzyme also possesses anti-coagulant properties that allow for free blood flow.

Leeches feed on the blood of mammals, fish, frogs and turtles. Want to add a little wonder to your website? This is a passage I will look back at. Unfortunately, you don't need to find yourself in a wild jungle half the world away to find leeches. We're hope you had a GREAT time exploring this Wonder! :), I HATE MINECRAFT ONLY NOOBS PLAY IT AND YOUTUBERS, Thanks for sharing your opinion, MARY. :), Great to hear, Ellie! It was pretty impressive! :), That's WONDERful to hear, someone! ), The Secret Science of Solving Crossword Puzzles, Racist Phrases to Remove From Your Mental Lexicon. We encourage you to explore the many other Wonders on the site! Leeches often get a bad rap. that was quite nasty but i enjoyed reading it. :), We're THRILLED you learned some cool new facts, Wonder Friend! You’ve matched all of the definitions correctly. Blood-eating leeches are only one type, although they’re the ones we … :), We're glad you learned something new, Dheeksha! We're glad you had fun exploring this Wonder! :), Hi, Addie! Keep researching this topic at your library and online to learn more! Visit again soon! Wow! I am not a fan of leeches but are warmish and cute. :), Great question, Jacob! Thanks for sharing your connection to this Wonder! We're glad you visited Wonderopolis! We hope you learned something new about leeches!

We felt the same way! What images come to mind if someone calls you a bulldog, a pig, or a sloth? Thanks for joining the discussion! :). In fact, leech bites can be quite the opposite of harmful.

:), We understand, ashton! Modern scientists have learned that leeches secrete a substance while sucking blood that acts as an anti-coagulant. Leeches do live in lakes. :). keep up the GREAT work, wonderopolis! Both groups are hermaphrodites and have a clitellum, but leeches typically differ from the oligochaetes in having suckers at both ends and in having ring markings that do not correspond with their internal segmentation. We're glad you also liked this Wonder! Yeah, I did actually think they were something like vampire worms... *hehe* This was really interesting, so thanks Wonderopolis!! Visit again soon! How long will the footprints on the moon last? they are sooooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you stopped by! We have heard that, but it makes us super nervous! :). We're EXCITED you're WONDERing with us, Jasmine! Thanks for stopping by! is it true that you can take a lighter and burn the leech off your leg, arm, hand, ect, ect, ect? We're glad you stopped by! We hope you explore the many other Wonders here at Wonderopolis!

:), We're glad you liked it, Jacob! Most leech species exist in shallow water that is slow-moving, but certain species can also be found in the ocean. Thanks Wonderopolis! Interested in sharing Wonderopolis® every day? You gave great examples! SCIENCE — Life Science. What do you want other animals to know about you? :), Hi, monica! :), Oh no! We must have missed your comment accidentally! Wonderopolis keep this stuff going. :), We're THRILLED you're WONDERing with us, bryton! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this Wonder, Tayelor! Thanks for joining the conversation! Is the Coronavirus Crisis Increasing America's Drug Overdoses? AWESOME, bob! :), Thanks for sharing your connection, Wonder Friend! They're leeches and that's just what they do. :), Great question, EJ!

How do people treat you? We encourage you to embark on your own Wonder Journey to learn more about leeches! When a leech feeds on its host, it releases an enzyme that numbs the feeding area so the host does not feel pain.

Wow, I never knew this before. Usually a dark brown, green, or black color, leeches can be plain or feature spots and stripes. Thanks for sharing your opinion about this Wonder! :), Hi, kaywi! :), We appreciate you sharing your opinion, astro! Always keep WONDERing!

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. Be sure to stop by your library and check online! Most leech species exist in shallow water that is slow-moving, but certain species can also be found in the ocean. i threw up... multiple times yall should be ashamed of yo selfs. Members of the order Rhynchobdellida occur in the sea as well as in fresh water. We're glad you're WONDERing with us! Can you believe that leeches are still used today in some countries as a form of medicine or therapy? But interesting to learn about! :), We're glad this Wonder gave you new information, Logan!

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