Polychaete worm tubes, SEM

Polychaete worm tubes, SEM

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Credit: DEE BREGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polychaete worm tubes. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of tubes constructed by polychaete worms. These marine worms build protective cases around their bodies on the surface of a rock or shell. This worm tube encrustation was on the surface of a shell from Baja California, Mexico, on the coast of the Sea of Cortez. Magnification: x100 when printed 10cm wide.

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Keywords: baja california, biology, coloured, encrustation, encrusting, false-colour, false-coloured, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, mexican, mexico, nature, polychaete worm, protection, protective, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sea of cortez, sem, tube, tubes, zoology

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