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Orange Footed Sea Cucumber

Orange Footed Sea Cucumber
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Copyright: Gilson Gagnon (willow_of_god) (33)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-13
Categories: Echinoderms
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 Macro for Canon EF
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): under and above the seas and lakes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 16:02
Viewed: 9036
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Concombre de mer
Orange Footed Sea Cucumber
Cucumaria frondosa

Habitat: rock substrate
Cut: 50 cm length/15 cm diameter max.

When its tentacles are to interior of its body, this animal bears well its name with its form and its greenish color brown which point out cucumber. The mouth of cucumber of sea is surrounded by ten to 30 tentacles which make it possible to capture remains of food or of small preys like shellfish. To nourish itself, it lets float its tentacles. It inserts then these last in its mouth to suck them with one. In the Mitis bay, one can observe cucumbers of sea failed alive the low tide mark of spring tide, at the time of the very windy periods.

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  • Ingrid1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-08-18 11:30]

Bonjour Gilson
I discovered your work when searching TrekNature for my new theme"under and above the seas"

I am really interested in your concombre de mer. Have not seen one in this colour before...
Your photographic technique is perfect, the layout pleasant and the colours vibrant . The sun reflections add interest.

Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa
Bonne nuit

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