The Week in Animal News: Powerful Sea Cucumber Poo, Giant Pythons Invade Florida and More

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Sea cucumbers, one of the more curious species roaming the planet, may hold the key to saving the world's ocean reefs from devastation: their poo.

Meanwhile, invasive giant pythons are having a major impact on wildlife in the Everglades, eight sea lions were found shot to death in Washington, there's more evidence that insecticides hurt bees (surprise!) and more.