Giant tube worms, Riftia pachyptila, are marine invertebrates in the phylum
Annelida related to tube worms commonly found in the intertidal and pelagic
Giant tube worms are marine invertebrates that belong to the family of polychaete
annelid worms. These unusual creatures were discovered in 1977. Since that ...
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Giant tube worms grow to over 2 metres long and inhabit the hot waters around
hydrothermal vents on the Pacific Ocean bed.
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The giant tube worm, also known to science as Riftia pachyptila, were totally
unknown to science until scientists researching the deep Pacific ocean floor ...
A recent deep-sea expedition to the Galápagos Rift focused on giant tubeworms
that live amid underwater hydrothermal vents discovered 25 years ago.
Tubeworms at the cold and calm hydrocarbon-seep sites in the Gulf of Mexico
have surprisingly long life spans, especially compared to their cousins living at
The Johnson Sea-Link working on a bush of tubeworms. The tubeworms shown
here are over 5 feet long and extend far into the sediment below. Click image for
Animal Facts ... vent tube worms; Phylum: Annelida; Class: Polychaeta ... The
worms are in a new genus called "Osedax," which is Latin for "bone devourer.".