07 Jul '12, 10am

The Annotated Budak: Sac(ré) bleu by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Sac(ré) bleu by @budak

Sea cucumbers in the family Cucumariidae can reach pestilential numbers on north-eastern shores, where the aberrant echinoderms, usually the size and shape of a plump appendage, cling to rocks, marine vegetation, anchored debris and permanent structures, often in intimate densities with fellow holothurians. These labile animals are at home in the water column, unlike bêches-de-mer, phyllophorids and caudinids, which prefer to bury themselves in fertile silt and flop on the seabed only out of carelessness or compulsion. Cucumariids, however, appear non-plussed by brief periods of exposure to low spring tides, holding firm to their posts with rows of sticky podia, as if the torment of dry air outweighs the tragedy of losing a choice perch. When placed in a tidal pool, specimens of one common species, resembling a pink tube with fleshy thorns , quite readily extend their oral...

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