This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

Spirobranchus giganteus, best known as the Christmas tree worm. But it is called that not because it eats Christmas trees, but because of its similarity to the New Year's tree.

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This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

1. Spirobranchus giganteus live in the ocean. The worm has a spiral shape that makes it look like a tiny Christmas tree.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

2. Feathers forming a spiral are used to grip tiny phytoplankton.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

3. They are also used for breathing.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

4. Spirobranchus giganteus grows no more than 4 cm. They can be of different colors, orange, blue, white, yellow.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

5. The worm - the Christmas tree is inactive and almost always sits in one place.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

6. They usually find a good spot on the surface of the coral and attach firmly to it.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

7. Sometimes they can live on one coral for a lifetime.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

8. But sometimes they change their place of residence.

This sea creature looks a lot like a Christmas tree.

9. At the slightest danger, Spirobranchus giganteus instantly hides, pulling in.

Keywords: Christmas | Christmas tree | Worm | Sea | Appearance | Animals | Beach | Water

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