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Creatures of the Deep: Sea Spider

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(Describer) Under a round logo of a wave, title: Ocean Today. Indonesian Waters.

(male narrator) This creature was found 2300 feet deep in the ocean. It's a sea spider, and ones living at this depth can grow quite large, spanning almost three feet wide.

(Describer) It's like a Daddy Long Legs.

Their eight long legs help carry vital organs, like their digestive tract. They also have three to four extra limbs, used for cleaning, courtship, and carrying their young. With over 1300 different species, they are found in every ocean throughout the world.

(Describer) Title: Narrator: Dude Walker. Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA. Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.

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This creature was found 2,300 feet deep in the ocean. It’s a sea spider, and ones living at this depth can grow quite large, spanning almost 3 feet wide. Their 8 long legs help carry vital organs like their digestive tract. They also have 3 to 4 extra limbs, which they use for cleaning, courtship, and carrying their young. With over 1,300 different species, they are found in every ocean throughout the world. Part of the "Creatures of the Deep" Series.

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Creatures of the Deep
Episode 1
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