Could these two worms be Thelepus crispus or Curly-head Spaghetti-worms? I found them under a rock at the minus tide, one completely outside of its tube and the other emerging from its crumbly tube under the rock. Each was about 4" long, 1/4" wide, with 1" whitish tentacles at one end which included some peach to bright orange spiraled parts.
A healthy specimen in former brownfield soil. Always a good sign!
Found amongst coral near shore; when agitated, flared plumes of white, needle-like hairs from sides.
I don't know if it's possible to identify the kind of tube worm these are based only on the look of their casings... But my guide books suggest that a cluster of parchment-looking tubes of this size (some of them more than 12" long) could be from the Northern Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia vancouveri)
Earthworm, Amynthas sp.
The annelids (also called "ringed worms"), formally called Annelida (from Latin anellus "little ring"), are a large phylum of segmented worms, with over 2,000 modern species including ragworms, earthworms and leeches. They are found in marine environments from tidal zones to hydrothermal vents, in freshwater, and in moist terrestrial environments.They are bilaterally symmetrical, triploblastic, coelomate organisms.They have parapodia for locomotion. Although most textbooks still use the traditional division into polychaetes (almost all marine), oligochaetes (which include...