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EOL has thousands of videos of invertebrates. We're featuring some of our favorites below. You can find more in the Animals media collection.
A close look through a microscope at an oligochaete worm while it is eating. The worm was collected from a freshwater pond.
A short clip of beautiful feather duster worms swaying in the ocean current.
A short clip showing a close-up of a bearded fireworm crawling across a reef.
Very short clip of christmas tree worm living on a boulder coral. When the camera comes close, the worms quickly retreat into their tubes.
A clip of a polychaete worm "walking" around in a petri-dish on its leg-like parapodia.
We've got too many bug movies to feature here, please see separate collection.
A beautiful emperor shrimp navigating around the papillae of a pineapple sea cucumber.
A bizarre sea spider walking across a reef.
A giant Australian centipede walking around on the ground.
Short clip of a spectacularly beautiful shrimp on its sea urchin host.
Atlantic ghost crab walking sideways on a beach.
A close-up of a magnificent white-whiskered coral crayfish.
Clip of blunt locust lobster walking across the sea floor.
A narrated film about mauve jellyfish with spectacular footage of the jellies swimming and feeding. The developmental stages of the jellyfish are also highlighted.
Short clip of a moon jelly swimming in the ocean.
Short clip of a crown jelly swimming in the ocean.
A bioluminescent siphonophore floating in the water column.
A narrated film about by-the-wind sailors, colonies of polyps that drift at the surface of warm seas transported by prevailing winds .
Narrated film about the life cycle of a small jellyfish.
Close-up of a sea fan in a coral reef.
Narrated film about comb jellies.
Short clip of a swimming sea cucumber.
Short clip of a sea cucumber feeding.
Video about the life cycle of a sea biscuit.
Narrated film about the life cycle of a sea urchin.
Narrated film about the way brittlestars move.
Short clip of a feather star swimming.
A close-up of a beautiful nudibranch.
Video of planktonic snails swimming.
A cuttle fish swimming along the ocean floor, changing its skin color and pattern to match its surroundings.
A veined octopus hanging out in an empty mussel shell.
Close-up of a squid swimming.
Bobtail squid burrowing into the sea floor, using its tentacles to cover itself with sediment.
A short clip of a baby octopus hatching from an egg.
Giant cuttlefish laying eggs under a rock.
A ribbon worm slithering across the ocean floor.
A brief clip of a phoronid swaying in the ocean current.
A brief clip of a marine flatworm swimming vigorously.
A ruffled flatworm gliding along its reef habitat.
Narrated film about the life cycle of the lancet liver fluke.
Video of a snail that has been turned into a pulsating caterpillar mimic by a parasitic flatworm, so it will get eaten by a songbird, the flatworm's definitive host.
Clip of two terrestrial flatworms mating at night.
Short clip showing a large sponge on a reef.
Clip of a rotifer ingesting food particles.
Short clip of an ascidian on a reef.
A narrated overview of gelatinous zooplankton. Jellyfish, comb jellies, siphonophores, and molluscs are featured.
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