These strange looking animals are related to starfish. They get their name from looking vaguely like a cucumber! This species is found on the South and West coasts of Britain and Ireland. It is demersal, meaning it spends its time crawling along the sea bed. Cotton spinners eat the silty muds and sands that make up the sea bed where they are found. They cannot digest the silt itself, but strip off the layer of organisms inhabiting the sands surface.
Things To Do
- Can you spot them?
- What different colours can you see?
- Can you spot their favourite hiding place?
- If you have any more questions, feel free to ask any of our Animal Care Team during your visit