sea cucumber is an important animal to the islands of Palau.
Many ecological systems depend upon it as a food resource. The
sea cucumber's eggs are a primary food source for many other
sea creatures. A relative of the starfish, sea cucumbers are
also invertebrates with soft bodies. The Palauan people use
the sea cucumber to protect their feet when walking in the reef.
They squeeze the sea cucumber until it squirts out sticky threads,
which they put on their feet. Even though this practice may
sound harsh, the sea cucumber returns to the reef unharmed.
These threads are normally used by the sea cucumber to trap