Ask an Ocean Expert

Ask an Ocean Expert is an ongoing series where MSC staff answer your questions about marine life. The weirder the better.

Have you ever wondered about the eating habits of cannibalistic sea slugs? Pondered if flying cod do actually fly? The MSC has ocean experts. Lots of them.

If you've seen something that's left you scratching your head for an explanation, you've come to the right place. Our ocean experts, who spend their time researching the ocean to safeguard seafood supplies and maintain precious ocean habitats, have been busy answering your most mind-boggling ocean questions. 

Latest question and answer

Would you eat a sea cucumber?

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Do you have a ocean question? The more unusual the better. 

Our experts want to hear from you, whether you're at school, a parent or someone interested in the oceans. Submit your questions to to feature in a future “Ask an ocean expert” article. 

To comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), names will not be featured within the article – only your question.  

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