Blood worms live in the oozy mudflats at low tide where they eat dead and decaying seaweed, leaves and other vegetation.
100’s of Mainers make their living digging for these worms with hoes year round. Sometimes you’ll see them working the flats off Long Cove near Sears Island.
Bloodworms can grow over 2 feet long, they have four tiny fangs and translucent bodies that reveal their blood-red body fluids.
Fisherman love them and they are big business now because the European markets can’t seem to get enough of them. Apparently mud-worms love to travel so good digging grounds today might be barren tomorrow.