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Bizarre deep-sea worm seems to be like a luminous lump of spaghetti


A picture of the unnamed spaghetti worm from the newly launched MBARI video. (Picture credit score: 2012 MBARI)

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A weird seafloor creature coated with luminous orange, spaghetti-like tentacles lately made its web debut in newly launched video footage. The bizarre pom-pom-shaped creature is definitely a sort of segmented marine worm generally known as a polychaete, and it belongs to an appropriately named group: spaghetti worms. 

Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Analysis Institute (MBARI) captured footage of the pasta-mimicking worm in 2012 utilizing a remotely operated car (ROV), whereas they had been exploring the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico. They launched the video (opens in new tab) July 1 on MBARI’s YouTube channel to have fun World Polychaete Day.

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