Ever since digital cameras became available I have been using them to take natural history pictures. I set out to see how many differnt species I could photograph and identify, and to try and understand how each creature fits into its given habitat. I made this website to display some of the things I've seen. The images were taken in various parts of Australia and noted in the labels. My identifications may not all be right, please dont hesitate to comment if you think i have it wrong
Sea Cucumbers are related to the seastars and urchins. They have tiny suction feet with a water vascular system but their symetry isnt as obvious with this group as it is with other echinoderms. In some parts of the world they are dried and eaten. This dark coloured one is from the tropical waters of Qld on the Barrier Reef.
This sea cucumber is using its suction feet to hold onto the glass of the tank that it is in. This is a Victorian variety from temperate waters.