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An orange-brown pineapple sea cucumber, covered in wart-like growths, rests on the seafloor in front of some coral.
How the Sea Cucumber Defends Itself . . . From Itself
The marine animals have evolved a unique molecular pathway enabling them to use toxins to fight off invaders without poisoning themselves in the process.
How the Sea Cucumber Defends Itself . . . From Itself
How the Sea Cucumber Defends Itself . . . From Itself

The marine animals have evolved a unique molecular pathway enabling them to use toxins to fight off invaders without poisoning themselves in the process.

The marine animals have evolved a unique molecular pathway enabling them to use toxins to fight off invaders without poisoning themselves in the process.

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Image of the Day: Sea Cucumber Hormone Therapy
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019 | 1 min read
Researchers will inject a relaxin-like hormone into sea cucumbers to boost the animals’ numbers.
Image of the Day: This Is Not a Penis
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists encountered a marine worm strikingly reminiscent of a human phallus, along with other bizarre creatures, while exploring deep seas off of the Australian coast this summer.
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