When I was diving at the Great Barrier Reef, I met one of the most peculiar animals. Unlike wombats and giant clams, I never knew they existed until I saw them right in front of me. They're reef dwelling, invertebrate filter feeders. They're a couple of inches long, brightly colored, sort of shy and reactive, they're...
|Spirobranchus giganteus photo by Nick Hobgood|
Christmas Tree Worms!
Aren't they so cool? The divemaster I was with would gently touch them and THWUMP! they instantly retracted into their tiny little burrows in the coral. Check it out in this video I found on YouTube: