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Sea Cucumber

On August 5, 2015, while exploring a crater near Maro Reef at a depth of ~2,800 meters (1.75 miles), scientists found this unusual-looking sea cucumber that may be in a genus not previously recorded in Hawaiian waters.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

 

 

Related Links

Daily Updates: August 5 Update

2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer