Not a creature was stirring, not even a (sea) mouse

Monday, December 19, 2016 by Julia

Photo Cred: Amanda GriffinLobstermen (and lobsterwomen) in the Gulf of Maine pick up some pretty bizarre bycatch in their traps. A lobsterwoman in Casco Bay picked up a fury worm called a sea mouse in one of her traps. Sea mice are polychaetes (pronounced poly-keet), which is a type of sea worm. They live deep down in the mud, so it’s pretty rare to pull them up as bycatch, but every once in a while they find their way into a trap. There are some pretty funky creatures living in the Gulf of Maine! Check out this video about sea mice from Tidepool Tim up in Washington County.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ddlXqnIiw



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