Study in Fiji finds that removing sea cucumbers spells trouble for shallow coastal waters

Posted by on June 5, 2018 9:25 pm
Categories: Top News

The sea cucumber’s unimpressive appearance belies the outsized role these creatures play in converting decomposing organic matter into recyclable nutrients and keeping coastal ecosystems healthy and clean, and overfishing them can have negative impacts on coastal marine environments, according to a new study focusing on a species of sea cucumber called a sandfish.

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