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  1. Chordates: We’re All Family

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    An obscure worm-like animal called Amphioxus teaches us about our relatives.

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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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      • Cnidarians: Life on the Move

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        These simple creatures invented movement.

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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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          • 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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            • 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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              • Annelids: Powerful and Capable Worms

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                Annelid worms have incredibly diverse ways of making a living.

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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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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