Video: The science of sea cucumbers
Sea cucumber is one of the ocean’s weirdest and most wonderful creatures. But its numbers are also reducing.
Researchers from Australia and Vietnam are teaming up to take a closer look at the sea cucumber’s reproductive hormones. They believe a vital hormone can hold the secret to increasing productivity of sea cucumber farming and make the practice more sustainable.
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Sea cucumbers are important both ecologically and economically throughout much of the world, with a market value from AUD$20-500 per dried kilogram. It is believed to provide nutrients that can help cure cancers and delay aging processes.