This worm moves by means of its two undulating side fins, dragging its food bowls behind. The bowls act much as flowers, attracting smaller planktonic organisms that spread the worm's spores/eggs/sperm in exchange for nutrition. By exerting careful control over the flow of vitamins and hormones into the nectar, these worms practice favoritism for some species over others. They have been known to promote one competing species over another that provides better deterrent to predators of the worms by being nearby. They have also been known to excrete compounds that promote light-blocking algal blooms, causing darker conditions below where certain fish rely on bioluminescence to find mates. The darker it gets, the more fish hatch, and the more of a certain parasite gets eaten by them that would harm the feeder worms. Some rumor that the feeder worms have complete control over the entire ecosystem of planet Snax through a secretive shadow government. All those stating as such have mysteriously disappeared.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.