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tube worm

any POLYCHAETE worm that lives in a tube. Tube worms are mainly sedentary.
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The general mechanisms of symbiosis revealed in the study are of relevance to other symbiotic organisms such as deep-sea tubeworms and giant clams.
All of the experimental and control coatings examined were heavily fouled with barnacles, but also included a variety of arborescent and encrusting bryozoans, oysters, sponge and calcareous and soft tubeworms.
The most interesting aspects of the site, said Levin, "are the presence of vent-like and seep-like features together, a vast cover of tubeworms across large areas, and a wealth of new species.
Endosymbioses between bacteria and deep-sea siboglinid tubeworms from an Arctic Cold Seep (Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea).
Closer inspection revealed that the red shag carpet was actually thousands of tubeworms devouring the whale's bones.
The book consists of five detailed chapters on ecosystem-based management of marine microalgae and the bull kelp Nereocystis leutkeana, the ecology and management of temperate mangroves, the exploitation and conservation of precious corals, the biology of vestimentiferan tubeworms, and historical reconstruction of human-induced changes in US estuaries.
He studies tubeworms and other animals that thrive around deep ocean vents releasing sulfide-choked plumes of water too hot to hold oxygen.
Arguments have raged for decades regarding the very best bait to use for sheepshead fishing, but any of the following will catch fish: shrimp, sandfleas, fiddler crabs, tubeworms, clams and oysters.
You certainly have a source or methane or liquid petroleum nearby if you find these tubeworms," he said.
Robert Feldman has made a successful career studying and sequencing the genomes of such exotic creatures as tubeworms, which can live more than a mile under the ocean's surface.
The cover of hydroids, bushy bryozoans, sponges, and tubeworms was generally higher at sites undisturbed by fishing than at sites classified as disturbed.