Sea Cucumbers


Listen to the Podcast

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

What reef animal comes in a rainbow of crazy colors, can throw out its innards to immobilize predators, then creep away and regrow a brand-new stomach? It’s the sea cucumber, prized as a gastronomic delight by some cultures and beginning to yield some of its secrets to scientists. Follow host Ari Daniel Shapiro from a Chinatown market to the reefs of Fiji to learn more about this amazing creature.

Photo credit:E.J. Gonçalves, World Register of Marine Species

Download a transcript of this podcast

Harvard MCZThe One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.


Listen to the podcast while taking a Google Earth Tour!


Learn More

< Back to main podcast page.

Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education Group | Museum of Comparative Zoology | Harvard University
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA | 617-496-6764 | education [at] | Notices & Credits