Image ID:29471
Common Name:Pelagic Worm
Scientific Name:Not available
Description:Close-up of an as yet unidentified deep-sea pelagic worm. The size of a sausage, it swims by bending it’s stiff body from side to side, rowing with its bristles. Such worms are found only in very deep water, and have been seen from submersibles as deep as 6.5 kilometres.
Location:East Pacific Rise, 2.5 kilometres deep
Keywords:Pelagic worm, deep-sea worm, abyss, bristles, Annelida, Polychaeta