This is a series of high definition short films revealing a whole range of planktonic organisms collected in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean during the first year of the Tara schooner expedition.
- Pleurobrachia (1'35" )
Propelled by eight rows of combs, pleurobrachia deploy two long tentacles to fish for crustaceans. It is the oldest known species to have developed a neurosensory system. By studying it, biologists hope to discover how the first neurons appeared.
- Larvae (1'30")
The embryos and larvae of most marine animals drift with plankton. They perpetuate species and are also fodder.
- Pteropods (2')
Pteropods are planktonic molluscs that swim in the upper ocean layers. The increasing acidification of seawater may prevent them to form their shells and make them thus disappear.
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