Underwater classroom: Sea cucumbers [Video]

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments by

More closely related to a starfish than a vegetable, sea cucumbers are the ocean’s vacuum cleaners. Commonly seen with a little fish swimming in and out of its rear end, these spongy creatures graze the ocean floor feeding on algae and other waste material.

In this week’s Underwater Classroom we take a look at the ocean’s own recycling heroes. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

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Emanuel is an expat Swede who escaped the cold, unforgiving north for a life sunny side up in Queensland. A social media community manager by day and an aspiring Jacques Costeau on weekends, he spends most of his time writing, diving or looting milk from the office fridge.