Echinodermata! Starfish! Sea Urchins! Sea Cucumbers! Stone Lillies! Feather Stars! Blastozoans! Sea Daisies!
Marine invertebrates found throughout the world's oceans with a rich and ancient fossil legacy. Their biology and evolution includes a wide range of crazy and wonderful things. Let me share those things with YOU!
So, because Neptune Canada has gone and posted this new deep-sea "sea pig" video.. I've been compelled to go and collect as many deep-sea cucumber vids as I can find and put them here!
This one is an elasiopod sea cucumber, similar to but different from Scotoplanes below.. This was identified by Dave Pawson as either Amperima or Periamma, but is close to Amperima rosea (Perrier, 1896). From the North Pacific...
Observed here feeding on the fine, fine mud of the deep-sea bottom!