Scientists studying the oft-maligned undersea creature are finding more than meets the eye
By Dan Smith
Posted 03.27.2008 at 4:37 pm 2 Comments
Though its one of the most perfectly named living things on this planet, the sea cucumber, on first glance, isn't among the most exciting aquatic species. Distantly related to starfish and sea urchins, the sea cucumber in appearance lacks the brio and allure of its cousins, and except for a few variations among subspecies, the general body plan of the cucumber basically resembles a large, leathery sausage crawling along the ocean floor. Yum.
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