Monday, July 30, 2007


Sea Pigs!

Here's a photo of a model of Scotoplanes Globosa, or Sea Pig.

The real thing is about 7cm long and plows along like a worm engulfing the deepsea mud, digesting organics and bacteria as it goes.

From this Deep Sea Photography site :

"The sea pig, a deep-sea sea cucumber, roams the abyssal plains in great herds. In places they make up to 90 percent of the benthic biomass, and so can be regarded as one of the most abundant large organisms on planet Earth!"

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