Bright Yellow Terebellid Worm In Action

The terebellid polychaete worm sticks out on a muddy seamount with its mass of bright yellow tentacles crowning its tapered, segmented body. This species spends much of its life buried in a tube of soft sediment and gravel. As a deposit feeder, it extends fine-haired tentacles to reach far from its body and gather particles of decaying detritus from the seafloor.