Hands-On Assignment: Giant Tubeworm Anatomy (Riftia sp.)

Worth Ten (10) points.

Due 1159PM, Monday, April 15, 2002

Name __________________________ Section __________ Date __________

1) On the diagram linked here, fill in the eight parts of the tubeworm as indicated. You will need to search web references and possibly even books to find the answers. You may not even find all of them. Do the best you can.

2) In 250 words, explain HOW giant tubeworms are uniquely adapted to the hydrothermal vent environment? On other words, describe the adaptations that allow them to survive in this environment. Provide at least THREE web references or books (other than oceansonline.com) where you found information on the adaptations of giant hydrothermal vent tubeworms of the genus Riftia.