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sea cucumber

A cylindrical marine invertebrate of the family Holothuria; some species have tentacles that contain a mild venom. Contact with the organism may produce dermatitis.
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The highly individual patterns of coloration permits the use of reliable photo identification of individual sea cucumbers for research of this species; they are difficult to tag using conventional physical marking methods (Raj 1998a, Stenton-Dozey 2007b).
From these depths, Yancey says, he hopes to pull up specimens such as sea cucumbers and arthropods.
The guards found 266 sea cucumbers with the group arrested at Dala close to Duba port, while another group was found at a close by beach carrying 300 banned fish, he said.
Sea cucumbers have a number of defenses in case a predator attacks them.
The president of the Russian fisheries company involved in the sea cucumber farming deal says Chinese and South Korean companies ''are highly interested in investing'' in the disputed islands, and it is not clear what policy, if any, Beijing will take over such Chinese investment.
Although their numbers were not tested statistically, sea cucumbers (unidentified Holothuroidea) and unidentified corals (Hydrocoralia) were observed at both LT sites (present in <50% of transects) but were not observed at either of the HT sites.
It's nice seeing all these animals so close and the people here are very nice because answer all our questions and I also got to touch the sea cucumbers and horseshoe crabs
Luckily for the roving Manhattan Beach staff - not to mention the traveling sea cucumbers, urchins, stars and crabs - that's about to change.
Illegal activity from boats outside reserve boundaries is supplying Asian demand for shark fins and sea cucumbers through contacts with local fisherman.
We have sea cucumbers to thank for the gleaming white sand on the resort beaches.
The area includes 181 aquatic farms producing abalone, seaweed, littleneck clams and sea cucumbers, according to Lee Seung-yop, a Taean County official.
Once the submersible was on board, technicians liberated the critter-canisters and rushed the specimens to a whirling round tank where the jellyfish, sea cucumbers, sea worms and spiders somersaulted as the scientists and photographers recorded their behavior.