We were working in Libya and our job included lots of diving. This time the spot was in one of the few sheltered bays in the Easter side of the Country, Ras al Hilal bay. The place hosted a small fish farm.
This worm, in Italian named "vermocane", was slowly crawling on the bottom underneath the cages.
We were walking on the beach in Tarfaya at low tide. It was impossible to miss such huge reefs! Pieces could also be found ashore, unfortunately. These reefs are extremely fragile.
Interesting to note that, both here and in the Med, fishermen link the presence of these "coral reefs" (they are not corals, of course) with good presence of small catch like breams.
On the back of a dead camouflage crab. Quite small, not really quite sure what it is.
We found them under planks of wood, one of the worms was very long.
Tube worm with red branchial crown
under flower pot
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...