Why You Should Care That Sea Cucumbers Are Going Extinct

Sea cucumbers are in trouble. Everyone knows about the problems that elephants and rhinos face due to poaching, that dolphins face due to drive hunts, and that sharks face when overzealous governments try to convince their constituents that they're helping them avoid shark attacks. Sea cucumbers may not be as… » 3/15/14 10:34am 3/15/14 10:34am

True facts about the sea pig – a living, deep-sea condom with legs

Sea pigs are a variety of sea cucumber. Are you familiar with sea cucumbers? They have explicit mating rituals, and their skills at hiding fish in their butts are second to none. Let's just say they're weird, which says a lot about why Ze Frank has decided to make a video about them. » 4/17/13 8:20am 4/17/13 8:20am

In fast forward, these sea cucumbers are some of Earth's most alien…

When observed at normal speed, species of sea cucumbers loosely known as "sea pigs" (such as the genus Scotoplanes) slowly ambulate across the darkest depths of the oceanic abyss. But when sped up, these animals look like half-horrible, half-adorable extraterrestrial reindeer on the move. » 8/20/12 10:45am 8/20/12 10:45am