Tag Archives: Sea cucumber

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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Marine Invertebrate of the Week: Sea Cucumber Crab

Lately, Cassidy and I have been finding cool marine invertebrates near the aquarium. During the REEF survey last week, I was surprised to find a little crab sitting on top of a sea cucumber. After doing some research, I discovered this crab is called a Sea Cucumber crab for its symbiotic relationship with sea cucumbers. […]

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