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  • The Life of a Brittle Starfish Essay

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    The Life of a Brittle Starfish The type of marine organism, which will be reported on within the following text, is the Brittle Stars. The Brittle Star is also called the serpent star and a common name for a large group of echinoderms closely related to the starfish. These organisms make up the class Ophiuroidea; another common name for ophiuroidea is snake stars. These organisms can be found in all oceans but are more abundant in the Tropics. Brittle stars can come in different colors. 2

  • Animal Characteristics Of A Bat Star

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    What’s a bat and star combined that lives underwater? The answer is bat star! Bat star, or ‘asterina miniata’ (scientific name) is a marvelous invertebrate. Its scientific name was way too complicated to comprehend, but bat star had another name called ‘patiria miniata’, which meant vermilion dish (scarlet dish). In this animal report, I will be presenting animal anatomy and appearance (bat star’s physical characteristics), classification (what kind of invertebrate bat star is, how I know it, etc

  • The Age of Innocence: Analysis

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    Habitat10 Digestive and Excretory Systems11 Circulatory System13 Reproductive System13 Nervous System15 Unique Characteristics of the Sea Cucumber16 Sea Cucumber at Research17 Summary18 Bibliography19 INTRODUCTION The Sea Cucumber is an Echinoderm (Phylum Echinodermata) and is also an Invertebrate. Sea Cucumbers belong to the family “Holothuroidea”. There are approximately 1,150 described species of Sea Cucumber of which most are marine and distributed worldwide. Genus Pseudocolochirus are

  • Echinoderm Connective Tissue

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    Analysis of “Energy Expenditure Associated With Softening and Stiffening of Echinoderm Connective Tissue.” Echinoderms have a distinguishing feature that appears to be supernatural. They have the ability to rapidly adjust the connective tissue in their body wall from a stiff state to a tensile state within seconds. This seemingly heroic characteristic is called mutable connective tissue and it supposedly functions without much energy loss compared to muscle-mediated systems. Tatsuo Motokawa, Eriko

  • Research Paper On Echinoderms

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    chemicals to protect themselves from being eaten, and some of the chemicals can be used to help treat cancer! There are about 5,000 different species of sponges Echinoderms Fun Facts: Echinoderms don't have any blood An Echinoderm missing an arm can regenerate it back Echinoderms don't have eyes Sea cucumbers, a type of Echinoderm, can communicate by sending hormone signals throughout the water Worm Fun Facts: In as little as 1 acre of land, there can by as many as 1 million earthworms

  • Comparing The Circulatory System Of Human And Echinoderm

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    Eric Ha Biology D 5/11/16 Comparison of Circulatory System between Human and Echinoderm I am going to show the similarities and differences of circulatory system of human and echinoderm. To begin with, I am going to write about the circulatory system of human. There are two types of circulation in circulatory system. First of all, pulmonary circulation is the part of the circulation, which carries oxygen depleted blood away from the heart, to lungs, and back to the heart. At first, in process

  • An Example Of Complete Metamorphosis In Prostomes

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    a tubular body that is segmented (Figure 4). In addition to trochophore larva, Mollusca have a veliger larva in its second larval stage. The veliger larva consists of a shell, foot and mantle, and is exclusively aquatic. (Solomon et al., 2015) Echinoderms having larvae with bilateral symmetry and adults with pentaradial symmetry is an example of metamorphosis

  • Paleolithic Era Research Paper

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    Paleozoic Era The Houston Museum of Natural Science features Trilobites from the Middle Devonian, which were found in Silica Shale in Lucas County of Ohio. This particular genus of trilobites, “Eldredgeops milleri,” have large eyes containing a separately set lenses without a common cornea. Its thorax has 11 segments. Trilobites are some of the earliest known arthropods. Since these particular trilobites had good vision, I imagine that they were one of the few genus of trilobites that were either

  • The Evolution of Animals Essay

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    The Evolution of Animals Eukaryotes come in two grades of organization: single-celled (protists) and multicellular (plants, animals, and fungi). The world today is full of complex multicellular plants and animals: how, why, and when did they evolve from protists? Proterozoic Protists A single-celled eukaryote or protist can carry chlorophyll (it can be an autotrophic, photosynthetic, "alga"), it can eat other organisms (it can be an organotrophic, "protozoan" "animal"), or it may do both

  • Sensory System Analysis

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    The sensory system plays a crucial role for organisms to survive by detecting environmental cues. In animals, the sensory signaling is largely mediated by chemoreceptors belonging to the GPCR superfamily [21], as well as by ion channels that mediate mechanosensation, thermosensation and others [89]. Chemosensory GPCRs in vertebrates are encoded by several gene families, which includes the olfactory receptors (ORs), vomeronasal receptor type 1 and 2 (VRs 1 and 2), taste receptor type 1 and 2 (TRs