Sea cucumber collectors bail out a canoe after it was partially capsized by a diver under the influence of ethoxylated alcohol near Dublin, January 28, 2014. As evening falls over Sierra Leone's ... more 
Sea cucumber collectors bail out a canoe after it was partially capsized by a diver under the influence of ethoxylated alcohol near Dublin, January 28, 2014. As evening falls over Sierra Leone's Banana Island archipelago, bats stream from their beachside roosts to circle in their thousands over the jungle village of Dublin. Below them a struggle is playing out over an unexpected commodity - the lowly sea cucumber, a fleshy, sausage-shaped creature that scavenges for food on the seabed. While the Banana Islanders have no use for sea cucumbers, in China they are prized for their medicinal properties and as a natural aphrodisiac. Picture taken January 28, 2014. To match Feature LEONE-SEACUCUMBERS/ REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard (SIERRA LEONE - Tags: ANIMALS BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY POLITICS) less 
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