tubeworm

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Here is a mass of tubeworms – they protect themselves by secreting a hard tube around their bodies. This is not a Dorset specimen, but from the Isle of Wight.

Find out more on the tubeworms page.

Common name

tubeworm

Scientific name

Sarcinella plexus

Type

Other


Strata

Lower Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Isle of Wight

Found by

Acquired by Dorset County Museum from the Weymouth College Collection in 1940.

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08716