Christmas tree worms are getting us in the mood for the holidays. And while it looks like they're perched on snow, that's actually white coral.
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Singing, "Oh Christmas Tree"? Try, "Oh Christmas Worm."
These colorful sea creatures, officially named spirobranchus giganteus but unofficially named Christmas worms, get their shape from hairlike appendages that help them breathe and get their food. They get their base from burrowing into coral, where they never leave. And they are as close as you can possibly get to hosting a holiday party underwater. And we have to say, the festive critters are so bright and cheerful that they just might give us a run for our money!
Check out some amazing snapshots of the Christmas worms in the slideshow.