the black sea cucumber I saw was all black . It had sand all over its body so It could hide from things that could hurt it .It was eating I dont know what it was eating but It was under the water . the sea cucumber was about 6 or 7 enches it looked like it was sucking on the rock cause you could see its moulth under it
Approximately 60 collected.
Numerous specimens with several large (>7 inches across). Collected via scallop dredge by RV Gemma.
Saw lots of these, at the shore line to about 10' deep. Ranged in size from 2" to about 6" in diameter (including spikes).
sticking to a rock that had coral on it.
It was gray and had big black spots.
It had sand on it.
The body was lumpy.
It was slimy.
It had little bumps on it.
Collected approximately 6 large forbesi today on Gemma during an educational trip. Collected via scallop dredge.
Echinoderms (Phylum Echinodermata from Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" und δέρμα, derma – "skin") are a phylum of marine animals. The adults are recognizable by their (usually five-point) radial symmetry, and include such well-known animals as starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea cucumbers. Echinoderms are found at every ocean depth, from the intertidal zone to the abyssal zone. The phylum contains about 7000 living species, making it the second-largest grouping of deuterostomes (a superphylum), after...