Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) at East Flower Garden Bank.
Each pair of of colorful tree-like appendages are the gills of one animal. Its
body, up to a foot long, resides in a tube encased within the coral boulder.
Image ID: sanc0447, NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection Location: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Photographer: G.P. Schmahl, Sanctuary Superintendent Credit: NOAA/NOS/NMS/FGBNMS; National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library