Nope! thats not a Sea Pig!
and yeap…. this was a post just waiting to happen…. in my previous post, i mentioned that sea pigs found in the abyssopelagic zone.
well, they arent exactly like the pigs you find up on land. sea pigs are actually echinoderms. the same phylla that houses sea stars and jellyfish.
they are called such because their bodies look ballooned up, and they have tube feet which look elongated enough to look like legs..
and for the pic…….. *drumroll*
ta daa……… they look so cute, i want one too!!!
sea pigs. here’s the back view.
and now for the side view…
haha…. amazing! im just tickled!
sea pigs are somewhat part of the sea cucumber family. they are all echinoderms anyway.
they are often found in large quantities. and some scientists have spotted them all facing the same direction. and speculate that it might be due to the falling debris from the ocean surface. (since thats their diet).
my assumption is that they are passive creatures, with little need to camouflage, or hide.
their biggest predator may be parasites, like snails. thats gross.
and for your final shot of a nice sea pig,
there you go………..
such cute things…. for more info on sea pigs, visit this echinoblog.