Calcareous Tube Worm
The calcareous tube worm is a filter feeder that feeds on tiny microscopic organisms and small particles. When feeding, the animal extends the feather dusters tentacles from its tube. Links of cilia on these tentacles force food particles towards the mouth. Read More….
This clam worm is an important source of food for bottom-feeding fish and crustaceans. Birds will feed on them after spawning and die. They can sometimes be found in large numbers, dead, on the beach. Other common names for the clam worm are ragworm, mussel worm, pile worm, and sandworm. Read More….
Northern Feather Duster Worm
Northern feather duster worms live in tough brownish to white tubes that can grow to about 25 cm in length. These tubes are made by mucous secretions mixed with sand grains. They have retractable feathery appendages at the end of the tube that is used to capture food and act as gills for gas exchange. Read More….