[PHOTO NEWS] Rare white sea cucumber found off Pohang

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2017-12-08 16:56 Updated : 2017-12-08 16:56
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[Yonhap News Photo]

An expensive 13-centimeter-long white sea cucumber has been found by a female shellfish diver off the southeastern port of Pohang, according to Yonhap News Agency on Friday. 

Sea cucumbers with leathery skin and an elongated cylindrical body are found on the sea floor worldwide. However, the white sea cucumber has been rarely found, becoming a very expensive food source in Chinese cuisine.

White sea cucumbers have been regarded as a delicacy in China. Their white color comes from rare mutations.