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Jellyfish predate dinosaurs. How have they survived so long? - David Gruber

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Some are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. One species unleashes one of the most deadly venoms on earth; another holds a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. They’ve inhabited the ocean for at least half a billion years, and they’re still flourishing. David Gruber investigates the secret powers of jellyfish.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator David Gruber
  • Director Silvia Prietov
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Producer Silvia Prietov
  • Art Director Silvia Prietov
  • Designer Silvia Prietov
  • Character Designer Silvia Prietov
  • Animator William Cifuentes, Kang Gy Yeon
  • Senior Animator William Cifuentes
  • Storyboard Artist William Cifuentes
  • Editor Julian Andrés Sánchez
  • Compositor Julian Andrés Sánchez
  • Composer Dario Alejandro Torres
  • Sound Designer Alejandro Loaiza
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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