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Sea cucumber

Mediterranean marine species observed by Meet the Sea off the coast of Ibiza

Scientific name: Holothuria forskali

We find them at depths of up to 70 meters and it travels with three rows of feet and suction cups. Sea cucumber feeds on small organisms that are ingested at the same time as the sand, once the organic matter it contains is used it expels the rest.

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For self-defense purposes, it can expel the entire digestive tract and then regenerate it.

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