Seth and I were looking for marine life at the Apollo Bay harbour when he called me over. He’d found this weird looking worm but wasn’t sure what it was. We didn’t bring a container with us so I took a couple of photos and put them online. We also planned to return later with a proper container.
I uploaded the photos to my favourite Facebook group that is connected to the Victorian field naturalist club. People were able to tell it was a terebellid worm – also known as a spaghetti worm – based on these initial bad photos.
This is why I love the marine research group. I never would have guessed that based on what we saw here.