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The game-changing amniotic egg - April Tucker


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350 million years ago, eggs could not survive far from water, therefore animals were water-bound. That is, until the amniotic egg, which allowed animals to live a fully terrestrial life. April Tucker peels back each layer of the amniotic egg, revealing how truly extraordinary this evolutionary marvel is.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Adam Comiskey
  • Educator April Tucker
  • Animator Ash Barker, Rob Vaughan, Terry Lee
  • Artist Sam Davies
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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