How much do you know about sea cucumbers, apart from being soft, slimy and wrinkled?

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How much do you know about sea cucumbers, apart from being soft, slimy and wrinkled?

Sea cucumbers are obsessed with cleaning marine sand, this is how they feed.
By filtering sand, sea cucumbers remove decaying organic matter from our ocean floor. This helps balance oxygen levels for marine habitats.

Find out more about why these marine invertebrates are important to the health of our ocean.

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