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Pleurobrachia

Series title

Plankton Chronicles

Reference

4088

Duration

00:02:00

Production year

2010

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Summary

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 oceanic expedition.
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.

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