Sea cucumber / Seewalze (Seegurke)

(Thelenota ananas)

Skin Seacucumber - Haut Seewalze

I took this photo during my summer holidays on the Perhentian islands, Tanjung Besi, on the east coast of  Malaysia. It is the skin of a sea cucumber. These animals look more like sausages and in Asia they are used as a base for soup. I haven't tried to eat them though, I rather like to watch them in water than in soup!

Perhentian islands, Tanjung Besi,  Malaysia 7.7.98

Taken with a Sea and Sea Motomarine II EX , 1:3 lens, F 18

. Copyright Teresa Zubi