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12 March 2013

How much do you know about Sea Urchins?

As I was reading my news feeds this morning, my attention was caught  by this video:

Sea Urchins - Planktonic Origins from Parafilms on Vimeo.

Barely visible to the naked eye, sea urchin larvae grow and transform into bottom-dwelling urchins.
Plankton Chronicles Project by Christian Sardet, CNRS / Noe Sardet and Sharif Mirshak, Parafilms
See Plankton Chronicles interactive site: planktonchronicles.org

Watch the full video with related content here: http://www.richannel.org/the-plankton-chronicles--sea-urchins

This video is on a page from The Ri Channel "The Smart Place for Science".  The Sea Urchin video is part of the Plankton Chronicles, every one of which is as weird and wonderful as the Sea Urchin story. (The plankton videos are also housed at Vimeo, by their producer.)

The Ri Channel
"The Ri Channel is an online project by the Royal Institution of Great Briatin showcasing the very best science videos from the Ri and around the web." 

You might want to read the posts on the Ri Channel blog: I highly recomment The Best Science Videos of 2012 - all 10 of these videos are fascinating! (The original article is at The Guardian.)