Alien 10


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ALIEN #10 – Scaleworm larvae (family Polynoidae, G&s unsure) ~1.5cm length.
Beautiful while stretched out and swimming, and beautiful while curled up in a ball. I chose this composition because I liked it’s near symmetry. More often, when they curl up, it’s in more of a spiral shape (which is also beautiful), but this shape allows the image to more clearly show it’s head differentiated from it’s tail. I have witnessed adult scaleworms living on the underside of large echinoderms, primarily sea cucumbers – the relationship between the worm a cucumber is unclear, but is most likely commensalism symbiosys, since the worm gains a habitat, and the cucumber is unaffected.