Sea Cucumbers of the Deep

The Windward Passage connecting the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean seems to be a hotspot for echinoderm life, particularly these holothurians (better known as sea cucumbers). We've spotted them on the seafloor and in the water column, and in all shapes and sizes - for more information on sea cucumbers and what defines a "pelagic holothurian," check out this awesome blog post at the Echinoblog: