Unlike the benthic sea cucumbers that are often seen on the seafloor, this pelagic holothurian lives its entire life in the water column, relying on suspended particles for its food.

Unlike the benthic sea cucumbers that are often seen on the seafloor, this pelagic holothurian lives its entire life in the water column, relying on suspended particles for its food. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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