More information about Ice worms
Geologist Israel C. Russell in Alaska
Russell described ice worms in his report on the 1891 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) expedition on the Agassiz and Newton Glaciers.
The Discovery of Ice worms in Alaska
This article in the Fairbanks Daily Times of March 13, 1912, tells of the discoveries by Homer Burritt and Professor Kincaid on Alaska glaciers, but is written as if this was the first discovery.
Information from Wikipedia.
Ice worms' survival secrets could help humans
Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton describes the species' history and amazing physiology.