GETTING WORMY!

GETTING WORMY!

Who thought we would say that so close to the holiday? Well we found a most fabulous creature in the coral reef and these worms are called Christmas Tree Worms! Come learn about these colorful creatures!

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  • Christmas tree worms are invertebrates. They live in tropical coral reefs around the world.
  • Christmas tree worms bore into coral and stay put. Most of their body is not visible.ctw3

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  • The two appendages that are visible are used to help the worm breath. Those feathery tops are used to grab prey too!
  • They can pull those “tree tops” into their tubes when they feel threatened by predators!

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  • Christmas tree worms have segmented bodies.
  • They average around 1.5 inches.

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We love these feathery looking worms! Ocean dwelling creatures never fail to amaze us! Now if we could just get some of these trees for HQs; we know they would brighten up our holiday decor!

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