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tubeworms

[′tüb‚wərmz]
(invertebrate zoology)
Marine polychaete worms (particularly many species in the family Serpulidae) which construct permanent calcareous tubes on rocks, seaweeds, dock pilings, and ship bottoms. The individual tubes with hard walls of calcite-aragonite, ranging from 0.04 to 0.4 inch (1 millimeter to 1 centimeter) in diameter and from 0.16 to 4 inches (4 millimeters to 10 centimeters) in length, are firmly cemented to a hard substrate and to each other.
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You certainly have a source or methane or liquid petroleum nearby if you find these tubeworms," he said.
The cover of hydroids, bushy bryozoans, sponges, and tubeworms was generally higher at sites undisturbed by fishing than at sites classified as disturbed.
So consider: When certain tubeworms now thriving deep in the Gulf of Mexico started their lives, Louisiana belonged to France, and the city of New Orleans was just coming into its own.
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Rearing and observation methods of vestimentiferan tubeworm and its early development at atmospheric pressure.
Solen marginatus Pulteney, 1799; see Huber (2010)) and other important natural resources of this estuary, including tubeworm Diopatra species, which are highly appreciated as fishing bait (Arias et al.
Marine tubeworm metamorphosis induced by arrays of bacterial phage tail-like structures.
AFLP analyses of genomic DNA reveal no differentiation between two phenotypes of the vestimentiferan tubeworm, Ridgeia piscesae.
2013), using the marine tubeworm Galeolaria gemineoa, also applied noncompetitive fertilization assays and selection analyses to explore the relationship between sperm length measures (head length, head width, and flagellum length) and fertilization rates.
One longtime conundrum we pondered is why we had found certain hydrothermal vent tubeworm species only in the Pacific.