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Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Vortices!

Oooh, beautiful. Starfish larvae are covered with beating cilia that they use to swim, and also to swirl bacteria towards their mouth…and in this video that visualizes the motion generated by the cilia, you can see that they do both at the same time.

Comments

  1. #1 İzmir Evden Eve Nakliyat
    http://www.atasunnakliyat.com.tr
    March 7, 2017

    evden eve nakliyat hizmetine ihtiyacınız olduğunda aklınıza gelecek ilk firma Atasun evden eve nakliyat. Teşekkürler

  2. #2 David Jones
    United States
    March 7, 2017

    Comment #1 is an advertisement for a Turkish moving company. That’s some serious spamming! Love the starfish.

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