MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Peppermint sea cucumber (Thelenota rubralineata). This rare member of the sea cucumber family is only found in the waters surrounding the island of New Guinea. It is a scavenger and travels across the sea bed using its tentacles to search for plankton and the remains of other animals. Photographed in Rani, West Papua in Indonesia, Asia.
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