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tube worm

any POLYCHAETE worm that lives in a tube. Tube worms are mainly sedentary.
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formidabilis would usually inhabit was exposed to high wave action, a characteristic that appears to have driven the spider to nest behind tubeworm conglomerates, mussel beds or barnacles at other sites.
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.
After using a robotic arm to lift the tubeworm from a hole on the seabed, oil gushed out and they discovered it was consuming chemicals from the decomposing oil.
The photo shows a Mediterranean meadow of Posidonia oceanica with schools of fish, (sparids and serranids) and by a tubicolous polychaete, the spiral tubeworm (Spirographis spallanzani), with its branchiae extended.
One conclusion: A tubeworm at a hydrocarbon seep takes between 170 and 250 years to grow 6.
Molecular design of barnacle cement in comparison with those of mussel and tubeworm.
Viva) or macro-invertebrates such as barnacle, ascidian, bryozoan, and tubeworm settlement (26,27) and assessed for removal.
Effects of oyster farming on macrofaunal assemblages associated with Lanice conchilega tubeworm populations: a trophic analysis using natural stable isotopes.
They look like nothing more than tubeworm larvae: they have no mouth, gut or anus, and no circulatory system.
To survive, each young tubeworm must acquire a new energy source, a live-in colony of bacteria that capture energy from sulfur-spewing vents and other deep-sea chemical bonanzas.
But researchers from Penn State University may have discovered the animal kingdom's champ of longevity (length of life)--a species of tubeworm that lives 250 years