Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber GALLERYIsostichopus badionotus
Sea cucumbers are the "earth worms" of the sea. Their role is to process food particles into fodder for bacteria. Sea Cucumbers are not a highly complex animal but they have a unique defense mechanism. They can eject their internal organs out their anus,
(as a meal to satisfy a hungry predator) and
regenerate them later.
Sea cucumbers could provide a potential new weapon to block transmission of the malaria parasite, a study suggests. Read More..(external link)
Also called the Chocolate Chip Sea Cucumber!
The tell-tail sign a Sea Cucumber has been here.