Bobbit Worm

Bobbit Worms (Eunice spp.) are the things of nightmares. They are ambush predators that live in burrows in the sand and usually only have a large pair of pincers visible waiting to trap fish. They can grow up to 6 feet long! I have no idea how long this one was, but as you can see it did come out of the burrow a bit and showed off some incredible iridescent coloring. I spotted this one on the night dive with Rob and Jen and when I first saw it, all that was showing was about what you can see in the first photo, but I instantly recognized what it was and made sure to show them and then proceeded to get some photos. I should have shot some video, but there wasn’t a good spot to really stabilize myself for some clear footage. This was on the eastern side of the bridge, and I have not explored there as much, so perhaps some time I’ll get back down that way and try to find it again. Oh, and in case you were wondering… yes, it does get its name from Lorena Bobbitt.

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