Christmas Tree Worm
My favorite type of Christmas tree, the christmas tree worm-yes it is a spectacular marine worm living on our barrier reef. The structures you see are how they feed, filtering food from the water. Our barrier reef is full of millions of tiny miracles of life just like this.
Christmas Tree Worms are named for their spindly, fir tree like appearance and are typically found in tropical coral reefs. Once they find a coral to live in, they donít move much and their brightly colored plumes make them easy to spot in the ocean.
Photograph by Tony Rath
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