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Contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Deep-Sea Sediment with Sea Cucumbers and Algal Detritus

Caption: Sea cucumbers at Station M feed on dead algae (brown material on gray deep-sea mud) that sank from the sunlit surface waters after a massive algal bloom.

Credit: (c) 2012 MBARI

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