25 Of The Rarest Deep Sea Creatures

#18 – Christmas tree worm

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The Christmas tree worm, or as it’s scientifically known as, Spirobranchus giganteus, refers to its colorful spirals. Spirobranchus can be translated to mean “spiral gills.” These worms can be found between 10-100 feet down in tropical oceans around the world.

Christmas tree worms are extremely bashful and will maneuver into their tube quite quickly when something touches them or a shadow passes by.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.