EOL Podcast of Life: Tube Worms

Host Ari Daniel Shapiro dives deep to discover a white worm as tall as your refrigerator that breathes through bright red feathery “lips.” This isn’t a creature from outer space. Meet Riftia, a tube worm that lives in deep-sea vents, and learn the surprising lessons this denizen of the abyss is teaching scientists about life on Earth. Listen to the podcast, meet the featured scientist and find related educational activities at the Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education website.

Visit the Encyclopedia of Life to learn more about Riftia pachyptila.