Giant tube worms, Riftia pachyptila, are marine invertebrates in the phylum
Annelida related to tube worms commonly found in the intertidal and pelagic
zones. Riftia pachyptila live over a mile deep...
Tubeworms are thought to be among the longest-lived animals on earth: some ...
the University of Delaware; Tubeworms that live on whale bones, from Geotimes
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Tubeworms live on the sulfide and other nutrients in the fluids at both the seeps
and the ... "Natural selection would seem to prefer long-lived tubeworms in the ...
Giant tube worms do not have eyes, mouth, stomach and legs. ... Giant tube
worms live in symbiosis (mutual beneficial relationship) with microorganisms.
So how do tubeworms get their food? Their survival depends on asymbiotic
relationship with the billions of bacteria that live inside them. These bacteria
Jan 12, 2007 ... When they discovered that the tubeworms had no mouth, digestive tract, or anus,
they learned that bacteria live inside the tubeworms' bodies in ...
A recent deep-sea expedition to the Galápagos Rift focused on giant tubeworms
that live amid underwater hydrothermal vents discovered 25 years ago.
The Giant Tube Worm (Riftia pachyptila) is a very unique species adapted to ...
And yet they do live, in fact, they are the fastest growing marine invertebrate ...
Cold-seep tubeworms are big worms (sometimes as big as 10 feet long) that are
... of using energy from light (like plants do to make food from carbon dioxide), ...
for a safe place to live, the bacteria use the chemicals to give the tubeworms the ...
The giant tube worm is an unusual marine species, highly specialised to
surviving in its unique, deep-sea environment. It lives inside a long, narrow tube,