life is easier with oil: a Bristleworm

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Franz Neidl
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life is easier with oil: a Bristleworm

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One of the biggest energy demanding problems for the animals of the plankton is that they must avoid sinking. Therefore many plankton organisms store fats instead of carbohydrates. So the life in water becomes easier...
I dont know the species of this polychaeta. (Maybe somebody can help). It was 500 µm long.
Obj. 20x, DIC.



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Post by Charles Krebs »


These small polychaetes are really quite beautiful. Nice specimen and image!

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Post by RogelioMoreno »

Very nice specimen!


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Post by Mitch640 »

Great image of this little worm. Have you found others of this kind?

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