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.
found at pepper wood preserve in turtle pond when the water was at the most slightly above knee height with many aquatic plants covering pond bottom. Multiple leeches found in aquatic plants and underneath rocks.
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...