Sea Pig

1-September-2009: Near Ocean Drilling Platform 1027 we observed the lumbering-yet-dainty progress of a Scotoplanes (a.k.a. Sea Pig), accompanied by a coterie of tiny acolytes. Sea pigs are a type of sea cucumber, belonging to the holothurian class of the Echinodermata phylum. Echinoderms include such other animals as starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins and feather stars. We believe the tiny animals next to the sea pig are "small tanaid crustaceans".

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