8th July 2012
Christmas-tree worms live attached to the bottom in hard tubes that they cement into coral reefs. They feed by filtering plankton from the water, using their beautiful double spiral of tentacles. Christmas-tree worms live attached to the bottom in hard tubes that they cement into coral reefs. They feed by filtering plankton from the water, using their beautiful double spiral of tentacles.

Christmas-tree worms live attached to the bottom in hard tubes that they cement into coral reefs. They feed by filtering plankton from the water, using their beautiful double spiral of tentacles.

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    Oh man I love these
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