bristle-worm

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Invertebrates

Oooh, I’m stepping outside of the box:  the vertebrate museum blog is featuring a post about INVERTEBRATES!  I will admit I know next to nothing about invertebrates.  The same goes for plants/botany – I can memorize and retain the most obscure nomenclature for non-native mammals, but ask me to tell the difference between types of pine trees and I’m stumped (no pun intended).  That does not mean I don’t have a growing appreciation for these things, it just means I need to allocate more brain power to biology and less to memorizing Battlestar Galactica trivia.

Many of you guys are marine scientists, entomologists, biologists, zoologists – lend me your knowledge!  Let’s turn the tables a bit – click the photos for short descriptions, and then why don’t YOU tell ME something about any of these fantastic creatures?

And. Fun fact. I got stung/barbed by a bristle worm for the first time today at work and it occasionally keeps jolting with pain. It’s not bad, just annoying. Told my coworkers after I noticed it earlier and they each said “welcome to the club, kid”
Check your rocks for werms bro