Friday, March 9, 2012

When in danger, the 'sea cucumber' expels a special organ loaded with toxins from its posterior. In the water, the organ splits into sticky toxic tubes that attach to the attacker, weakening its muscles and making it helpless. The poison can also cause permanent blindness if it gets into the eyes. 
Not to be used in salads! :-)
[See picture of Sea cucumber in Mahé, Seychelles ejecting sticky filaments from the anus in self-defence. ]