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...
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The giant tube worm, also known to science as Riftia pachyptila, were totally ...
The organisms that live near these vents are unique because, unlike all other
living things on earth, they do not depend on sunlight for their source of energy.
Resembling giant lipsticks, giant tubeworms (Riftia pachyptila) live over a mile ...
they did find the genesis of a new site nearby, populated with tiny tubeworms ...
Inside the tube the body of the worm is colorless. The tube worm can grow up to
nine feet long and can live 170 to 250 years. The tube worm's red plume is food ...
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.
A tubeworm eats, or rather gets its energy and nutrition, from symbiotic
microorganisms that live in a specialized spongy organ in its body. It supplies
Feb 3, 2000 ... Tubeworms at the cold and calm hydrocarbon-seep sites in the Gulf of Mexico ...
Tubeworms live on the sulfide and other nutrients in the fluids at both the seeps
and .... Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ...
Like their cool water relatives, giant tube worms do not have a digestive tract.
Their food is manufactured by bacteria that live symbiotically inside each worm's