Tubeworms, palm worms and scale worms (Phylum Annelida, Class Polychaeta) are all common on hydrothermal vents at Axial Seamount.Return to the Biology at Axial Seamount home page.
Tubeworms at Axial
Tube worms are found in a variety of environments on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, often in clusters up to several square meters
Palm Worms at Axial
Palm Worms have feather-like gills that look like palm fronds
Scaleworms at Axial
Scaleworms are flat-bodied, segmented Polychaetes that are very commonly observed
Polychaetes at Axial Video
HD Video of Tube worms, palm worms and scaleworms on hydrothermal vents at Axial Seamount.