Cape Gazette

Ice Cream Cone Worm Tube

By Tony Pratt | May 04, 2014
Photo by: Tony Pratt

My beachcombing this evening led me to an uncommon find, the tube of the trumpet or ice cream cone worm.  These worms are marine polychaetes that build tubes using grains of sand and the tubes resemble ice cream cones or trumpets.  They are delicate structures and often break up in waves as they wash onto the beach.  I found this whole one tonight nestled in among shells.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Dennis Forney | May 05, 2014 13:44

Thanks for doing these Tony. Great photographs and an enriching natural almanac.  Just making life here in Delaware's Cape Region sweeter.

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