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Right: Photograph of a peacock worm Sabella sp. by Gordon Fletcher.

Peacock worms are common around British coasts, but only found below the low tide mark. Their feathery feeding filaments can be quickly withdrawn into the tube if the animal senses danger.

  Peacock worms spreading fans of filaments from the tops of their tubes to catch food particles in the passing current.

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