Sea pig

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Sea pig may refer to:

  • Scotoplanes, a genus of deep-sea holothurians (sea cucumbers) commonly called Sea pigs.The Sea Pig is found in the South Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean.
  • Some species of porpoise, dolphin, or dugong.
  • In some countries (Germany, Estonia, Russia, Hungary, Serbia etc.) Guinea pigs are usually referred to as Sea pigs, because they were brought to these countries from overseas.

Diet[edit]

They obtain their food by extracting organic particles from deep- sea mud. They use their sense of smell to detect their food, and which is why they are usually found facing towards the prevailing currents.


References[edit]

“Strange Animals.” Glaucus Atlanticus, Blogger , 19 Oct. 2011.