The Bait Bucket Just Got Scarier

Written by Sarah on July 28, 2011

When I first saw this picture, I assumed it was some sort of Spielbergian creation, a combination of a shark, a muppet and my junior prom date.

Unfortunately, it is real. This is a picture of a hydrothermal worm.

Fortunately, this fearsome beast is also incredibly tiny. It’s one of the smallest living things, less than 6/10 of a millimeter long. They also live deep in the ocean, so you’re not likely to run into one on your local bass pond or while backtrolling for walleyes.

Still, if they were to somehow evolve to be the size of a normal nightcrawler, we’d all have to live in fear. It would bring live bait fishing as we know it to a halt.

This blog was written by Facts of Fishing blogger, Pete Robbins.

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