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Sea Cucumber Poop

Recently, I was lucky to encounter a rare occurrence in the MLCD. While I have encountered sea cucumber “poop” before, until yesterday I had never actually caught one in the act!  Here is a rare photo of a sea cucumber (Actinopyga mauritiana) excreting. Sea cucumbers have an amazing ability to make beaded sand jewelry! Sea cucumbers are detritus […]

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What does turbidity mean?

As defined on NOAA’s National Ocean Service Education website, turbidity is “essentially a measurement of how cloudy or clear the water is, or, in other words, how easily light can be transmitted through it.” To learn more about turbidity, visit the NOAA page about Turbidity.

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