What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its stomach to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new stomach?
It’s the sea cucumber, prized as a gastronomic delight by some cultures and beginning to yield some of its secrets to scientists. Follow host Ari Daniel Shapiro from a Chinatown market to the reefs of Fiji to learn more about this amazing creature.
Listen to the sea cucumber podcast on the EOL website. With a Google Earth tour of the sites toured in the podcast!
See also the Echinoblog by ChrisM who is one of the scientists involved in the podcast.