Wallpaper: The Fiery Worm

orange fireworm in Mediterranean Sea

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The coral reef's orange fireworm (Eurythoe complanata) gets its name from the painful sting it delivers from the tiny white bristles along the edges of its body. Here a fireworm is hanging out in a reef in the Mediterranean Sea.

Credit: Dr. Anthony R. Picciolo, NOAA NODC.


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