Marine Animals

Kuruwitu: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2011)

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A traditional fishing community on Kenya's coast declares a no-fishing zone along their stretch of coastline in an effort to halt the total destruction of their marine resources, to bolster fish numbers and to create opportunities for marine tourism.

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Kuruwitu: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Biology of Sponges (2003)

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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 fascinating animal phyla, when viewed in developmental, ecological, and evolutionary terms.

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The Biology of Sponges

The Biology of Echinoderms (2005)

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Echinoderms are one branch of the deuterostome line of animal evolution, the branch to which Chordates also belong. Modules cover 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).

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00:23
The Biology of Echinoderms

Antarctica: The End of the Earth (plus Under Antarctic Ice) (2003)

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Contains 2 programs from the PBS Nature series.

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02:48
Antarctica: The End of the Earth (plus Under Antarctic Ice)

Origins & Life on the Move (2002)

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Part 1: Origins: Search for and discover the origin of today's animal life. Part 2: Life On the Move: When we think of animals, we think of movement. Surprisingly, the diverse and graceful ballet of movement may have started with a single group of creatures whose descendents were the first to harness the power of muscles and nerves.

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Origins & Life on the Move