Posted on June 19, 2017August 18, 2021Researchers sample a DC swamp to study a spineless creature CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Its name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay’s Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available – perhaps including the remains of its own kind. Read the full story from the U of I News Bureau.