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Surpulid worm, Surpula vermicularis

Surpulid worm, Surpula vermicularis
If Dr. Seuss engineered a tube worm, I suspect he might have come up with
something like these two Surpula vermicularis. A classic, example of an
animal that is ubiquitous but seldom photographed, surpulids retreat into their
calcerous tubes should a would-be photographer so much as cast a shadow in their
vicinity. Not surprisingly, shots like this one can be something of an extended
project. I'll likely return to this spot to work on it some more.

    "Tanker Reef", Monterey Bay, California
    April 15, 2006

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