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Scale Worm Polychaete worms like this are often the most abundant large organis…

Scale Worm Polychaete worms like this are often the most abundant large organisms, particularly on Antarctica’s cold continental shelf. The sea star provides protection and food for the scale worm. The scale worm doesn’t kill the sea star, therefore it is a commensal relationship. The host benefits the other but the other doesn’t harm the host.

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