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How life begins in the deep ocean - Tierney Thys

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Where do 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.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

To learn more about plankton, see The Secret Life of Plankton, part 1 of this 2 part TED-Ed series on plankton.
Learn more about sea urchin and planktonic origins and the Plankton Chronicles. http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en/episode/10
Tara Oceans Expedition is an exploration of plankton across the world’s oceans. They have been organizing missions aboard the research schooner Tara for the past nine years to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems, and provide samples and data to the scientific community.
http://oceans.taraexpeditions.org
Explore the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year international effort to assess the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life. http://www.coml.org/
Dive into TED’s collection of talks on the ocean, from jaw-dropping dives to the beautiful math of coral reefs.
http://www.ted.com/themes/ocean_stories.html

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