|Bumble-bee colored Christmas worms appear to pollinate|
their pink coral hosts in Minerva Reef.
|These blue Christmas worm’s radioles look feathery.|
Dunno if they are as I avoid touching the wil
Minerva Reef’s structure provides the perfect phytoplankton conveyor food belt, while corals inside the reef offer excellent shelter from the rough open ocean surge.
|Brighter than fire-engine red, these Christmas worms remind me|
of bottle brush, which runs rampant in New Zealand.
|These Christmas worms remind me a bit of triple-decker|
passion flowers, Minerva Reef.
|Sideview of Christmas worm’s spiral structure —|
this one’s particularly colorful. Seen in Minerva Reef.
Next up: another New Zealand post.
Since we left Jacksonville Florida in December, 2014 — a year ago — we’ve sailed over 10,000 miles!