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Dive 11: The Headless Chicken Monster

This sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia, spends most of its time on the seafloor, feeding off of surface sediments; it can, however, swim if it wants to get somewhere more quickly or evade a predator. Common names for these holothurians include Spanish dancer and headless chicken monster.


Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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