Christmas Tree Worm

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While out on my second dive today and while waiting for the sub, I snapped a shot of a beautiful burgundy-colored Christmas Tree worm for you all. These gentle little two inch creatures are what we call “the icing on the cake”, meaning that they put the final touch on the reef and are found in a cornucopia of colors. They can be found attached to just about everything you see underwater. If disturbed, they will disappear, an action which happens so fast it’s mind boggling, and if left alone they will pop back up within minutes or sometimes just seconds, such cool little animals.  MORE

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