January 8, 2012

What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its stomach to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new stomach? Its the sea cucumber, prized as a gastronomic delight by some cultures and beginning to yield some of its secrets to scientists.

Google Earth Tour videos offer us the opportunity to explore our ocean planet’s biodiversity – featuring Sea Grapes, Arctic Tern, Sea Cucumber and the magnificent Bluefin Tuna in the video below.

To learn more about the project and see all the tours, click here! Google Earth – Encyclopedia of Life

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