Echinoderms: Sea Star Time-lapse: Eating Mussel
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Added 2 years ago
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Even though mussels can close-up tightly, sea stars successfully prey on them.
Sponges: Time-lapse of Sponge Cells Recombining
30.2K Plays / 12 Likes / 1 Comment
Sponges are the only animals whose cells can reassemble when broken apart.
Echinoderms: Sea Star Time-lapse: Pycnopodia Chases Snails
17.9K Plays / 5 Likes / 0 Comments
Watch the voracious predatory sun star chase down a snail.
Echinoderms: The Ultimate Animal
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Added 3 years ago
17.2K Plays / 6 Likes / 0 Comments
Echinoderms show us that animals radically different from us, even ones without a brain, can be ultimately successful.
Sponges: Filter Feeding Made Visible
15.5K Plays / 26 Likes / 1 Comment
Watch how quickly a sponge filters water to feed.
Cnidarians: Life on the Move
14.5K Plays / 7 Likes / 0 Comments
These simple creatures invented movement.
14.2K Plays / 8 Likes / 1 Comment
Sponges often don’t even look alive, but an ancient sponge was actually the first animal.
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.
Flatworms: The First Hunter
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Flatworms look simple, but they were the first animals with a distinct head with stereo senses.
Marine Arthropods: A Successful Design
10.8K Plays / 3 Likes / 0 Comments
The incredible diversity and dominance of arthropods in the ocean can be attributed to their extraordinarily adaptable body plan.
Annelids: Powerful and Capable Worms
10.6K Plays / 8 Likes / 0 Comments
Annelid worms have incredibly diverse ways of making a living.
Arthropods: Blue Crab Molting
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A blue crab struggles as its sheds its exoskeleton, leaving itself vulnerable with its new soft shell.
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