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  1. Taxonomy

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    For centuries scientists have been organizing the diversity of life.

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    • Cnidarians: Deep Sea Research

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      A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) finds that cnidarians are the dominant animal in the deep ocean.

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      • Human Body Plan

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        The human body plan is built for fast action.

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        • Introduction: A New View of the Evolution of Animals

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          Recent scientific developments have created a new view of the evolution of the animal kingdom.

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          • Cambrian Explosion

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            In a flash, over 500 million years ago, fantastic creatures suddenly appeared in the fossil record.

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            • Bilateral Body Plan

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              Most active animals have a bilaterally symmetrical body plan.

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              • Arthropod Locomotion: Engineering

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                Robert Full studies arthropod locomotion to unlock the secrets of their success.

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                • Molluscs: The Survival Game

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                  Molluscs have been masters in the survival game in life, evolving with new opportunities and new challenges.

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                  • Terrestrial Arthropods: The Conquerors

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                    Arthropods are all around us. They came onto land from the ocean and conquered the earth and the air.

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                    • Echinoderms: The Ultimate Animal

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                      Echinoderms show us that animals radically different from us, even ones without a brain, can be ultimately successful.

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                      • Marine Arthropods: A Successful Design

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                        The incredible diversity and dominance of arthropods in the ocean can be attributed to their extraordinarily adaptable body plan.

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                        • Flatworms: The First Hunter

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                          Flatworms look simple, but they were the first animals with a distinct head with stereo senses.

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