Dorkworm of the Deep

Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete Worm Viewed Under An Electron Microscope. Nicholas Gayet 2015

Photograph by Nicolas Gayet of the Paulo Bonifacio lab was a 2015 FEI contest winner.

Polychaetes worms are fascinating. One species are called “Zombie Worms” and includes the Osedax mucofloris, discovered in 2005. Its name translates to “bone-eating snot flower.”

[Image found here.]

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