Sea Pigs


You’ve probably never before seen these strange slug-like creatures called sea pigs, but they are actually very abundant all over the world, especially in the northern Atlantic Ocean, eastern Pacific Ocean and in central and south America. These sea pigs, also called sea cucumbers or scotoplanes, live on the deep sea floor around 3.7 miles under the ocean surface. They tread water using their tube-like feet, of which they have from five to seven, and shove food into their mouths with their tentacles. They usually have around ten of these. Their name is most likely connected to their fat, gelatinous body.  

These unusual creatures travel in groups. The larger the group, the smaller the sea pigs, and the smaller the groups, the larger the sea pigs. A very sociable species, they make up the majority of the deep-sea population.


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