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Dive 06, April 18, Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico 2014

Throughout the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Expedition, sea cucumbers were one of the most abundant species encountered.  This sea cucumber uses its specialized appendages to bring nutrient-filled sediment to its mouth.

Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

 

Related Links

Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition: April 18 Daily Update

Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer