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SQUIDWORM (Teuthidodrilus samae) ©Laurence Madin / WHOI
Found in the Celebes Sea, this worm is, well … this worm seems confused. Scientists call it a squidworm. (No, not Squidward.)
Relatively long, at nearly four inches (nine  centimeters), the new annelid worm earned its moniker with a head that  looks as if it’s covered in tentacles.
Its front  end bristles with eight arms used for breathing—each as long as the  worm’s entire body—and two long, loosely coiled appendages employed for  feeding.
As if that weren’t enough hardware, six  pairs of feathery sensory organs—the squid worm’s collective  “nose”—protrude from the new species’ head. And along the length of its  body, the worm has iridescent “paddles” for propulsion.
Fact Sources: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/strange-sea-animals-2#ixzz1LRnp3b9J
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/101124-squid-worm-new-species-science-teuthidodrilus-biology/
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Pink See-through Fantasia
Pysonect Siphonophore  - looks like a rocket
Sea Walnut

SQUIDWORM (Teuthidodrilus samae) ©Laurence Madin / WHOI

Found in the Celebes Sea, this worm is, well … this worm seems confused. Scientists call it a squidworm. (No, not Squidward.)

Relatively long, at nearly four inches (nine centimeters), the new annelid worm earned its moniker with a head that looks as if it’s covered in tentacles.

Its front end bristles with eight arms used for breathing—each as long as the worm’s entire body—and two long, loosely coiled appendages employed for feeding.

As if that weren’t enough hardware, six pairs of feathery sensory organs—the squid worm’s collective “nose”—protrude from the new species’ head. And along the length of its body, the worm has iridescent “paddles” for propulsion.

Fact Sources:
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/strange-sea-animals-2#ixzz1LRnp3b9J

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/101124-squid-worm-new-species-science-teuthidodrilus-biology/

Other photos you may enjoy:

Pink See-through Fantasia

Pysonect Siphonophore  - looks like a rocket

Sea Walnut

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