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Strange Sea Creatures Have Miraculous Poo

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sea cucumber poo ocean reef acidification

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Sea cucumbers are arguably one of the most striking species to roam the sea floor—but their importance to the health of marine ecosystems is proving far more noteworthy than that unfortunate misnomer. According to researchers from the University of Sydney's One Tree Island station, tropical sea cucumber excrement could hold the key to saving the world's great coral reefs from the devastating effects of ocean acidification.

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