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This sea creature breathes through its butt - Cella Wright

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Is it a fuzzy sock? An overripe banana? A moldy tube of toothpaste? No! In fact, it’s a humble sea cucumber: a brainless, fleshy form surrounding a digestive tract, and bookended by a mouth and an anus. And while it might look odd, its daily toil paves the way for entire ecosystems to thrive. Cella Wright journeys to the bottom of the ocean to explore the lives of these sausage-shaped wonders.

Where can sea cucumbers be found?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Cella Wright
  • Director Flávia Godoy, Augusto Bicalho Roque, Lívia Serri Francoio
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Augusto Bicalho Roque
  • Animator Flávia Godoy
  • Art Director Lívia Serri Francoio
  • Music Jarrett Farkas
  • Sound Designer Jarrett Farkas
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma, Julia Dickerson

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