Sea Cucumber

SEA CUCUMBER is a soft-bodied, cylindrical marine creature, a relative of the SEA STAR, SAND DOLLAR and SEA URCHIN, inhabiting the rocky shore along the low TIDE line and to great depths beyond. Superficially resembling a large caterpillar, they attach themselves under rocks and in crevasses using rows of tube feet, or bury themselves in sandy substrate. The mouth is surrounded by tentacles, quite bushy in some types, that collect food; the animal then draws the tentacles into the mouth one at...

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