So what is this and what does it eat?
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Some sort of worm from the genus Osedax?
Osedax mucofloris i reckon
Osedax are specialised feeders of deep sea detritus, specifically whale carcasses. The large egg sac section of the animal has “roots” which contain symbiotic bacteria which break down fats and lipids of whale bones giving them the name ‘zombie worms’. The tube body is adorned with feather-like plumes, which act as gills.
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