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Pleurobrachia

Plankton chronicles

Numéro de notice

4088

Durée

00:02:00

Année de production

2010

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16/9
Couleur
Sonore

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KLEINER Véronique

Résumé

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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