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Sea Cucumber

Holothurians, or sea cucumbers, like this one find their food on the seafloor, but are often seen swimming in the water column between feeding sessions. Given the transparency of this sea cucumber, it is easy to see that it has eaten recently.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Hohonu Moana.

 

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2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawai’i

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer