Winner of Honorable Mention in Olympus’ BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition® of 2008.

Feeding, burrowing and building tubes in sand and mud require the coordination of a surprisingly complex complement of muscles in marine worms. Revealed in this depth-coded montage of two confocal images at 20X magnification are the muscles of a spionid polychaete (Polydora cornuta).

Image credit: Sara Lindsay at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA.

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