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Methane worm
  • Worm out of tube
  • Breathing tentacles
  • Worm beds
  • Methane worm
Methane worm
This species of polychaete uses the appendages on the top of its head to harness oxygen while grazing the sediment using the many small tentacles extending from its mouth on the right hand side of the image. (photo courtesy of Andrew Thurber)