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Animal Behaviors

Gives examples and explains the importance of animal behavior.

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I Saw A Monster on Youtube...Really!
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I Saw A Sea Monster On Youtube!...Really!

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That's Not A Sea Monster?

Periodically ripples spread throughout the internet when a tasty bit of video surfaces which shows something incredible like a lake monster or a Yeti or a sea monster. Here's one video which had people a titter.

But not everyone who saw this video thought "sea monster". To some people, it was just another day at the office.

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Use the below resources to answer the following questions

  1. What is Deepstaria's closest relative?
  2. How are the “bumps” in Deepstaria related to the tentacles in other jellyfish?
  3. What caused the undulating patterns seen in videos of Deepstaria which helped fuel the internet sea monster buzz?
  4. What characteristics does Deepstaria have that indicate it is a cnidarian?

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