Life is Good • 40m
Under the surface of a freshwater pond, microscopic organisms graze on shimmering reefs of photosynthesizing algae and bacteria. Explore a jewel-like aquatic realm, home to single-celled ciliates like Euplotes, Coleps, and Paramecia, as well as miniscule animals called Rotifers. Created in collaboration with Jared Leadbetter, Professor of Environmental Microbiology at the California Institute of Technology. Music by Matt Whyte.
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Stephanoceros | narrated
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