The intriguing world of Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers)

Although many members of this project have a lot of experience with marine environments, for those of us who don't (myself included), here is a fascinating introductory animated video on Sea Cucumbers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUA7MAlOok4

There are currently 80 observations on iNat of Holothuroidea recorded in SA. See them all here: 

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=6899&subview=grid&taxon_id=47720

Sea Cucumbers as a food? Dr Stephen Purcell, an Australian expert on Sea Cucumbers, in conjunction with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, has developed a guide for Pacific Island fishers processing sea cucumbers into 'beche-de-mer':

https://www.aciar.gov.au/file/81256/download?token=XqDl7ejx  (PDF download)

If anyone has knowledge/info on local Sea Cucumbers they'd like to share, please do so in the comments section below.

Thanks to Warwick (@warmoz) for suggesting this video.

Posted by cobaltducks cobaltducks, August 10, 2019 12:09

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Thanks for doing that Geoff (@cobaltducks).
PS - my 'handle' is @wamoz ... no 'r' in it.

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