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Festive Underwater Creatures Look Like Mini Christmas Trees


Officially called the spirobranchus giganteus, these Christmas tree worms are some of the most festive creatures on the planet.  Located in tropical regions across the globe, these creatures build calcium carbonate-based structures that protect them from predators on the prowl.

Mini Christmas Trees
Photo via Matt Kieffer

 

Mini Christmas Trees
Photo via George Stoyle

 

Mini Christmas Trees
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Mini Christmas Trees
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Mini Christmas Trees
Photo via Jon Connell