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Northern Feather Duster Worm

Eudistylia vancouveri

Description:

Eudistylia vancouveri is a marine worm that lives in a parchment-like tube with a single opening from which a crown of tentacles projects when the worm is submerged.

Habitat:

Spotted in a rocky beach at low tide.

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5 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Good luck for us too! Thanks.

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks Sukanya. It was crazy luck that I found them at all. I was balancing on small rocks taking pictures of barnacles and seaweed when I noticed a colony of them. At that point I was fighting balancing, sun glare, murky water and a still receding tide. Once they are exposed to air they go into there tube (pic 3). Just another fun day at the beach!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

I have only read about these! How lucky you are to see a real life one! And thank you for sharing...

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks so much Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Silly me, I thought it was a painting of a mushroom. How dopey am I? LOL That is such a cool spotting, Brian. Until I saw the other two photos, I would never have suspected a worm. Amazing!

Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Feb 24, 2019
Submitted on Mar 2, 2019

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