The Spanish Dancer is a type of sea cucumber (Benthodytes) that is mesmerizing when it swims. We saw quite a few of them on the dive (and collected two).

The Spanish Dancer is a type of sea cucumber (Benthodytes) that is mesmerizing when it swims. We saw quite a few of them on the dive (and collected two). Image courtesy of Lophelia II 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEMRE.

 

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