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Part of the "Life in Aquatic Environments" series. Shows the variety of body forms and structures found in an environment ripped by waves. Examines structural, chemical, and behavioral adaptations that protect animals in this crowded environment. Looks at adaptations used to harvest the abundant food sources of the shore. Provides an overview of asexual and sexual strategies and the importance of larval development in the plankton. Reveals complex webs of life living in these accessible habitats.
Part of the "Branches on the Tree of Life" series. Imagine an animal with no mouth, no digestive system, no excretory or circulatory organs, no brain nor nervous system, and no movement as an adult. In spite of their simple nature, sponges are actually one of the most interesting animal phyla when viewed in developmental, ecological, and evolutionary terms. Clarifies the structure, function, classification, and ecological roles of sponges through animations and time-lapse microscopy.
Marine biologist Ayana Johnson fell in love with the ocean the moment she laid eyes on a coral reef at age five. She uses her passion to protect marine life and improve the fishing industry.
Part of the "Branches on the Tree of Life" series. Echinoderms are one branch of the deuterostome line of animal evolution, the branch to which Chordates also belong. Covers phylum characteristics and key biological details for five classes: sea stars, brittle stars and basket stars, sea urchins and sand dollars (including developmental stages), sea cucumbers, and crinoids (feather stars).
Part of the "Branches on the Tree of Life" series. The phylum Chordata includes tunicates, sea lancelets, hagfish, and all familiar vertebrate animals. Explores how these seemingly diverse animals evolved and how the group is unified by four characteristic structures: a hollow dorsal nerve chord, a supportive notochord, gill slits, and a post-anal tail. Key milestones in vertebrate evolution include improvements in swimming and feeding, the evolution of paired fins and a primitive lung, movement onto the land, and the emergence of the amniotic egg.
Part of the "Life in Aquatic Environments" series. Places many of the organisms into an ecological perspective of hydras, planarians, annelids, aquatic insects, rotifers, protists, and all other organisms that provide food for fish and other vertebrates. Observes adaptations for planktonic life in daphnia and other cladocerans, copepods, rotifers, and planktonic algae. Explores bacterial decomposition, recycling of materials, adaptations for bottom life, and ecological relationships in the bottom community. Takes an underwater look at the highly specialized organisms that live in rapids, under rock communities, and in slower waters. Investigates adaptations for life in temporary wetland environments.
Sea star wasting syndrome is the largest marine disease event ever seen. Microbiologist Ian Hewson shares what inspires him to study oceanic ecosystems, and how scientists from Cornell University are solving this ecological mystery.
The lionfish is invading the Atlantic and Caribbean waterways with catastrophic results. This non-native species has no local predators and is propagating at a rate that adversely impacts the coral reef habitats of the Eastern United States, Caribbean, and South America. This is a story of communities banding together to ensure the protection of native species. Scientists and citizens are monitoring the situation, and high school marine biology students are studying the feeding behavior of this voracious predator.
On the Galapagos, there is a lizard that is at home in the sea and sand. These marine iguanas have learned to adapted to the changing environment of the islands, but they also have to learn to escape different predators whether on land or in the water. Segment of video from Wild Chronicles Series.
Part of the "The Biology Classics" series. Daphnia are small, planktonic crustaceans. Provides a classic study in arthropod behavior and anatomy. Examines the eye, brain, jaws, intestine, legs (with gills), and heart. Identifies two kinds of eggs: those that hatch directly into female daphnia and resistant eggs that carry the species through periods of freezing and drying.
When the nerve cells of squid suffer an injury, something unexpected happens with the tiny pouches of colored pigment, called chromatophores. A MIT scientist discusses this phenomenon, and how it can be used and modeled on the computer with some surprisingly simple rules. Part of the "Science Out Loud" series.
What are the differences between fish and shellfish? The scientists will explain their differences. The scientists also explore the rate that nails grow. Is it the same for everyone? Part of the House of Science Series.
How do mollusks move? Close-up photography reveals the locomotion secrets of snails, sea hares, scallops, octopi, and squids.
Oyster reefs protect shorelines from erosion, create fish habitats, and clean the water. Scientists in North Carolina are working to restore the oyster reefs along the coast.
Cutter is a young Atlantic spotted dolphin. When he was found in a busy harbor in Key West, he was dehydrated and malnourished. A team rescues and rehabilitates him.
Sea turtles face a treacherous journey on the beach and in the ocean. This animated tale explains their life cycle. Their journey is filled with threats from both animals and humans.
The scientists will explore the color spectrum and explain why humans cannot see the whole spectrum. They will also create a solar oven using aluminum foil. Part of the House of Science Series.
Part of "The Living Oceans" series. Captures the ecological balance established between animals and plants on a Caribbean coral reef. Details the symbiotic and commensally symbiotic relationships along with the predator/prey relationship.
Marine biologist Chelsea Bennice discusses the amazing superpowers of the octopus. These sea creatures have incredible abilities and adaptations. They use camouflage, mimicry, and jet-power to outwit their predators. They also have the ability to learn new tricks to solve problems.
Scientist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) conduct health check-ups on a group of manatees. The scientists conduct their research at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to help further their population research on marine life in the Three Sisters Spring.
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