Annelid Worms (1904) By Ernst Haeckel

Imagine floating in the ocean, basking in the warm sun – no care in the world. Then you feel a tickle. A crawling dragging sensation across your leg. Subtle but sudden. Your fear and panicked movements make it more vivid.

The beach that before seemed so close, now extends further – too far.

Annelid Worms (1904) By Ernst Haeckel

Fortunately, these guys cause no physical harm! They are Polychaetes, also called bristle worms, or Annelid Worms. Marine wigglers!

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