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Whale skeleton orange polychaete

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Wed Mar 15 17:52:38 EST 2000

Does anyone know what species this quote refers to? 
It would be interesting to see a photo of these worms in situ.    


"Smith [Craig R. Smith, U. Hawai'i] and his colleagues are intrigued by the 
creatures that are attracted to whale corpses. One organism, a big, orange 
polychaete worm that looks like a furry centipede, can be found in such 
numbers around whale skeletons that one researcher says it looks like the 
bones are covered with a orange shag carpet."   

  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>

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