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Photography Wild Delmarva on 18 Feb 2009 10:48 am

delaware bay coral reef?

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The incoming tide washes over what looks like coral heads on the Delaware Bay. Only exposed at low tide, these Sabellaria spinulosa worms are known for their coral-like reef-forming where they live in tubes built from sand or fine gravel. When they congregate in large numbers the tubes clump together and form mounds and reefs. Ross Worm is common name for these unseen critters and their honeycombs provide shelter for clams, crabs and oysters. Photographs by Kevin Fleming

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2 Responses to “delaware bay coral reef?”

  1. on 18 Feb 2009 at 5:44 pm 1.Pat said …

    Very unusual….will have to go at low tide and try to look at these.

  2. on 20 Feb 2009 at 11:40 am 2.Two Sentz said …

    Nice!

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