I took a photo of these worms thinking to myself “I’m going to write a post about how these worms are little Caribbean Christmas trees”. Can you imagine my delight when I looked up the worms in an ID book, only to discover their common name is Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus)!
I noticed quite a few of these guys on my snorkel today. Each pair of ‘Christmas trees’ is actually just one worm. There are different colour morphs and they are common across the Caribbean and up into Florida. Keep an eye out for these cute little guys next time your diving/snorkelling around here!