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Most Amazing Sea Creature That Looks Like A Christmas Tree. Incredible!

Most Amazing Sea Creature That Looks Like A Christmas Tree. Incredible!
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Christmas is here. And while everyone is soaking in this amazing sense of festivity, these creatures are doing what they do on a daily basis- being the most unintentionally festive creatures on the planet!
We are talking about the creature who look like a Christmas tree itself (can’t get more festive than this), the Christmas worm. Spirobranchus giganteus are tube-building polychaete worms belonging to the family Serpulidae. Too scientific but too cute!

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The mighty crown

The mighty crown

Yeah so let's do some more science. Those beautiful blue crown type things are called Radioles which are hair-like appendages that stem from the spine.

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Why such beauty?

Why such beauty?
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The crown sure looks beautiful, but they aren't just some showpieces. They serve a very practical purpose.

..and that purpose is

..and that purpose is
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These appendages are used by the worm for breathing and for catching prey. Now, what can be more practical and more important than that right?

Dinner time

Dinner time
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So what do these adorable little Christmas worms eat? Their dinner is called phytoplankton.

Couch potato

Couch potato
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Okay so this worm might be really cute and adorable but it is as lazy as a sloth. They lead a pretty sedentary life.

Permanent residents

Permanent residents
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Once the worm finds its home, it never leaves. It burrows into a coral and makes itself at home.

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Take cover

Take cover
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Why does it burrow itself in a coral you ask? Well obviously so that it can hide in the reef as soon as it senses an evil predator.

Enough of science

Enough of science
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Okay so now that we are done discussing all the boring science stuff, let's just take a minute to acknowledge the sheer beauty of this tiny little creature. Actually.. it'll take more than just a minute!

Christmas in ocean

Christmas in ocean
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These worms bring the Christmas party to the ocean floor and serve as cool underwater Christmas trees. After all, why shouldn't the fishes get their gifts? It's Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
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Now that we are drawing towards the end, there's just one thing left to say, have a blast!

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