Foraging above the water line.
Pink with white blotches. About 1" long. Under rock on silt/sand.
This worm was discovered out at Cattle Point during low tide. It was about four inches long and very thin.It was very slimy and in segmented. It looked darker purple/black but the picture flash makes it look more brown then purple.
Collected by Bill Grossman at Fast River while searching for Amphitrite. Bill remarks that the substrate at this location has changed dramatically from a hard sand to a soft sediment.
Single specimen approximately 8 inches long when contracted. According to collector the substrate in this locality has changed from a hard compacted bottom to a much softer and dig-able sand/mud mix.
Orange ribbon worm under boulder, intertidal zone (parallel lines on bottom of container 3mm apart).
This worm, which I think is Paranemertes peregrina (Mud Nemertean), between some rocks with Themiste pyroides (Burrowing Peanut Worm) and some Green Ribbon Worms, as you can see in the second photo.
I turned over a rock and found a little mass of these Emplectonema gracile (Green Ribbon Worms)! Each seemed to be about two feet long and very thin, and when I placed one in water, it curled up in corkscrew curls.
I looked under a rock during the minus tide and found this Tubulanus polymorphus (Orange aka Red Ribbon Worm), which stretched to 2'. I was careful to return the rock to its position.
Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms". Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela. Although most are less than 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long, one specimen has been estimated at 54 metres (177 ft), which would make it the longest animal ever found. Most are very slim, usually only a few millimeters wide, although a few have relatively short but wide bodies. Many have patterns of...