Ocean is full of magic stuff, when people still feel amazed about the adorable sea slug, there is another great finding in ocean: Christmas tree worm – a marine species with the magic beauty. Known to marine biologists as Spirobranchus giganteus, Christmas Tree Worms are species of tube-building polychaete worms belonging to the Serpulidae family. The worms’ most distinct feature are its Christmas tree-shaped twin spirals of plumes used for feeding and respiration. They come in many colours including orange, yellow, blue, and white and, though they are small with an average 3.8cm in span, they are easily spotted due to their shape, beauty, and colour. Here are some beautiful photos of this wonderful marine creature. Now you know how marine world celebrate the Christmas!
As our favorite underwater photographer, Alexander Semenov just released a new set of photos about marine worms, known as polychaetes. From the depths of the cold White sea to the coral reefs of the Great Barrier in Australia, Semenov photographed those unbelievable creatures. Some of them were collected recently and they are still unsubscribed! Honestly, some of these worms are quite pretty, just like flower; while some of them do have disturbing looking, just reminds me of those creepy sci-fi movie. Anyway, take a look at these amaizng shots and imagine there are more undiscovered terrors living in the deep.
All images © Alexander Semenov – Behance