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Tubeworms with a Crab

This is our first picture of the tubeworms at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. As you can see, the tubes of the worms look very similar to paper. Do you notice what looks like pink "flowers" at the opening of some of the tubes? That's part of the worm itself, collecting oxygen from the environment. NOTE: If you look really closely, you will notice that there are another organisms in this picture, including a large crab. Can you find them?

Tubeworms with Sea Fans

Here is another picture of the worms. In this shot, you can clearly see the pink "flowers", which are the worm's gills. You can also see some coral-like animals in the background.