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Sea Cucumber

Gummy squirrel (Psychropotes longicauda), at 5,100 meters depth on abyssal sediments in the western Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), during the DeepCCZ expedition. This sea cucumber is ~60 centimeters long (including tail), with red feeding palps (or “lips”) visibly extended from its anterior end (right).

 

Image courtesy of the DeepCCZ expedition.

 

Learn more about the expedition here: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/18ccz/welcome.html

 

[Source: oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/18ccz/logs/june12/jun...]

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Uploaded on August 23, 2018