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Sea Cucumber

Holothuroidea

Description:

Sea cucumbers communicate with each other by sending hormone signals through the water. They are marine animals and are found on the sea floor worldwide. They serve a useful purpose in the marine ecosystem as they help recycle nutrients, breaking down organic matter after which bacteria can continue the degradation process.

Notes:

I photographed this Sea Cucumber in a tidal pool.


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2 Comments

Radha
Radha 4 years ago

@Mark -- It is a beautiful place, yes :) I was there for a short, three-day holiday.. Hoping to go back and spend more time there..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Wonderful location. Did you work or study there?

আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, India

Lat: 11.83, Long: 93.05

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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