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  1. Echinoderms: Sea Star Time-lapse: Eating Mussel

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    Even though mussels can close-up tightly, sea stars successfully prey on them.

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    • Geerat Vermeij, Evolutionary Biologist, Reading A Shell's Story

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      Geerat Vermeij, a blind scientist, has spent his career studying the form and function of shells.

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      • Sponges: Time-lapse of Sponge Cells Recombining

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        Sponges are the only animals whose cells can reassemble when broken apart.

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        • Cnidarian Animation: Anemone Body Plan

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          Look inside an anemone’s body to see the inner workings of the first animal with nerves and muscles.

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          • Sponges: Origins

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            Sponges often don’t even look alive, but an ancient sponge was actually the first animal.

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            • Whitey Hagadorn, Paleontologist: Traces of Early Animal Life

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              Whitey Hagedorn searches for traces of early inhabitants of an ancient sea.

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              • Peter Ward, Paleontologist: The Ancient Nautilus

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                Peter Ward is excited to see his subject—the living fossil, the chambered nautilus—in its natural habitat.

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                • Annelid Animation: Body Plan

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                • Mitchell Sogin, Evolutionary Biologist: Proof of the First Animal

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                  Mitchell Sogin wants to know, which animal was the first animal.

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                  • John Pearse Don Wobber, Biologists: Sea Star Behavior

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                    John Pearse, a biologist who studies echinoderms, teamed up with Don Wobber to observe the secret lives of the slow and spiny.

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                    • Jack Costello, Biologist: Why Jellyfish Swim

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                      Jack Costello wants to understand why jellyfish swim since they don’t really move far.

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                      • Jenny Clack, Paleontologist: The First Vertebrate Walks on Land

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                        Jenny Clack looks at fossils and fossilized footsteps to try to discover the first vertebrate to make the transition from the water to land.

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