As someone on Twitter put it, marine invertebrates usually don’t get the glamour treatment. Here they do — amazing corals and sponges do, anyway — in Daniel Stoupin‘s splendid Slow Life .
From the filmmaker:
“Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.
Learn more about what you see at http://notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html
Bet seen on a large screen! You won’t be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone.
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