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Hydrothermal Vent Worm

Riftia pachyptila Jones 1981

One Species at a Time

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Host Ari Daniel Shapiro dives deep to discover a white worm as tall as your refrigerator that breathes through bright red feathery “lips.” This isn’t a creature from outer space. Meet Riftia, a tube worm that lives in deep-sea vents, and learn the surprising lessons this denizen of the abyss is teaching scientists about life on Earth.

Listen to the podcast, meet the featured scientist, hear intriguing extras and find relevant educational resources at the Learning + Education section of EOL.

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