Sea Cucumber

Kaylyn Conrad Period 3

Habitat

-Lower tidal zone

-submerged in water

-Rich in diversity

-tropical shallow-water coal reefs

Daily Changes

-Not well adapted to desiccation

-Can't handle extreme weather changes

-no competition for oxygen

-unlimited amount of space

Adaptations

-Discharge string of toxins

-Violently extract organs

-Flexibility

Mobility

-muscles

-tube-like feet

-Float with currents

Predators

-sea star

-crab

-sea turtle

Feeding/Food Source

-tentacles

-shuffles through bottom sediments

-filters water for algae particles

-plankton

Facts!

-kills cancer cells

-no brain, heart, or lungs

-food delicacy in Asia