Gustav Paulay, curator of marine malacology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, explains sea cucumbers and describes some of the research on this unique animal.

He also explains how researchers, through DNA sequencing techniques, have learned there are many more species of sea cucumbers than previously believed. He also details why they are an important resource.

This video is part of the University of Florida’s Explore Research program. Video produced by Sarah Stern.

Learn more about the Invertebrate Zoology Collection at the Florida Museum.

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