When surprised by a predator, some sea cucumbers can expel their internal organs along with a sticky substance. They then can regrow their innards. Other sea cucumbers can expel all the water in their bodies, becoming hard and small. How would a sea cucumber know to get rid of its insides to escape a predator? This information was programmed into its DNA by its Creator.
CLASS: Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers)
ORDER: Six different orders
FAMILY: 23 different families
GENUS/SPECIES: Over 1,100 species
Size: Most up to 16 in (40 cm)
Diet: Plankton, decaying organic matter
Habitat: Found on seafloors worldwide in both tropical waters and cold trenches