“I wish I were a Holothuria…”

Credit: blogs.discovermagazine.com.

What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its stomach to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new stomach? It’s the sea cucumber, prized as a gastronomic delight by some cultures and beginning to yield some of its secrets to scientists. Visit a Chinatown market and the reefs of Fiji in the latest podcast for the Encyclopedia of Life.

~ by Ari Daniel on February 4, 2010.

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