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Deep-sea Scale Worm

While exploring the north ridge of a guyot-like feature at 2,170 meters (~7,120 feet) depth, scientists were surprised to see this scale worm, which measured nearly 10 centimeters (four inches) long, as they had not seen a scale worm this large in such shallow water.

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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