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Bioconstruction of Tube-building worm (Sabellaria alveolata) at low tide, Anse de Ty Mark, Baie de Douarnenez, Finistère, Bretagne, France

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Shooting date : 2021-05-25

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Tube-building worm (Sabellaria alveolata) is a polychaete marine worm (annelid), four centimetres long, capable of producing biogenic structures (pseudo-reefs) formed by galleries of sand glued together by secretions, and which can reach volumes of several cubic metres, with colonies numbering from 15,000 to 60,000 individuals per square metre - It is an "engineering" species which elaborates and modifies its ecosystem and favours biodiversity


Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / Cloud

Behavior / Animal construction / Gallery

Enumeration / Nobody

Europe / European Union / France / Brittany / Finistère 29 / Armorique (Regional Natural Park) / Iroise See (Marine Natural Park)


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Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Worm / Segmented worm / annelide / Polychete worm / Feather-duster worm / Tube-building worm (Sabellaria alveolata)

Area / Marine area / Water movement / Wave / Surf

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Iroise Sea

Ambiance / Seasons / Temperate season / Spring

Environment / Biodiversity

Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Tide / Low tide

Flora / Alga / Green alga / Chlorophyta

Earth's crust / Landform / Horizon

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

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Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Natural park / Marine Natural Park

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Annelida / Polychaeta / Sabellariidae / Sabellaria

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