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Meet The Creators

  • Sound Designer Julien Junet
  • Director Noé Sardet, Sharif Mirshak
  • Educator Tierney Thys


Additional Resources for you to Explore
The Shape of Life series educator resources www.Shapeoflife.orgAdditional Shape of Life series resources particular, check out Bill Shear’s work TEDxSMU talk by Tierney Thys highlighting the 8 major body plans of animal evolution imagery and rich information featuring planktonic animal life www.PlanktonChronicles.orgThe Tree of Life web project explores the connections and evolution of life. World Register of Marine Species keeps a tally of all species described in the ocean. many species inhabit Earth and how might we answer that question? did squid, jellyfish, and other sea creatures begin life? The story of a sea urchin reveals a stunningly beautiful saga of fertilization, development and growth in the ocean depths. New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), Noé Sardet, and Sharif Mirshak to use footage from the Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain.
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