This blue spiral fan is the only part of the Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus giganteus, that is visible on the reef. They are used for feeding and respiration. The surrounding orange is a sponge. Maui, Hawaii.


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Image ID: 0151231-DFL

This blue spiral fan is the only part of the Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus giganteus, that is visible on the reef. They are used for feeding and respiration. The surrounding orange is a sponge. Maui, Hawaii.
Credit to: David B. Fleetham / BluePlanetArchive.com

Image dimensions: 3600x2400
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