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Sea cucumbers are like pieces of intestinal tract that escaped the tyranny of anatomy and made a life for themselves on the sea floor, very slowly squirming around and feasting on the very bacteria-infested muck they wallow in.
Warty Sea Cucumbers can reach over 30 cm (a foot) long
The Warty Sea Cucumber does not disappoint...
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They live along the coast of Mexico and California
I know what you're thinking and no, Warty Sea Cucumbers don't defend themselves by popping their boils and squirting pus at their assailants. They use good, old fashioned evisceration instead, where they tear up their insides and thrust internal organs in the face of mortified predators.
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Pity they can't do that with their skin.