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Secrets Of Looking Young Could Come From Sea Creatures
2012-10-02 11:16:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team at Queen Mary, University of London reports that sea cucumbers and sea urchins could hold the secret to looking young. Published online in both PLoS One and General and Comparative Endocrinology, the study looked at the genes of echinoderms, such as sea cucumbers and sea urchins, because they are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies. The scientists found the genes for peptides, known as...


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Red Sea Fire Urchin, Asthenosoma marisrubri
2013-11-21 12:03:03

The Red Sea Fire Urchin or Toxic Leather Sea Urchin (Asthenosoma marisrubri) is a relatively common sea urchin with a widespread distribution within the Indo-Pacific, and was, until 1998, considered a color variant of Asthenosoma Varium. Sea urchins are close relatives are crinoids, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, and starfish, all being echinoderms. This species grows to 25 centimeters in diameter, with articulated plates making the test quite flexible. It prefers water temperatures between...

Ophiocoma scolopendrina
2013-11-15 10:40:07

Ophiocoma scolopendrina is a species of brittle star in the family Ophiocomidae. Ophiocoma scolopendrina, similar to other brittle star, have long and thin arms stemming from a small dish-shaped body and are around the size of an outstretched human hand. They belong to the phylum of echinoderms, which incorporates sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Dorsal disc and dorsal arm plates vary from black, multicolored black to a pale brown. The arms are abnormally banded. They can...

Synaptula lamperti
2013-11-04 09:27:28

Synaptula lamperti is a species of sea cucumber belonging to the family Synaptidae within the phylum Echinodermata, located on coral reefs within the Indo-Pacific region. The echinoderms are marine invertebrates and they include the sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and starfish. They’re radially symmetric and have a water vascular system that is driven by hydrostatic pressure, making them able to move around via numerous suckers known as tube feet. Sea cucumbers are typically leathery,...

Brown Sandfish, Bohadschia marmorata
2013-11-01 11:02:33

The Brown Sandfish (Bohadschia marmorata) is a species of sea cucumber belonging to the family Holothuriidae. It resides on the seabed in shallow waters within the Indo-Pacific region. The individuals of this species are cylindrical shaped and can grow to about 14 inches long. The body wall is tough and leathery and has an uneven texture because of the calcareous spicules it has. It’s covered in translucent papillae up to .39 inches across and a few short spines. The anterior end is...

Edible Sea Cucumber, Holothuria edulis
2013-11-01 10:54:43

The Edible Sea Cucumber (Holothuria edulis) also known as the Pink and Black Sea Cucumber, is a species of echinoderm belonging to the family Holothuriidae. It was placed in the subgenus Halodeima by Pearson in the year 1914, making its full scientific name Holothuria (Halodeima) Edulis. It can be found in shallow water within the temperate and tropical western portion of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. This species is of medium size and can grow to a length of about 12 inches. It has a roughly...

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