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Weird Animals: Sea Cucumber

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

[fast-paced music plays]

(Describer) An old tv shows different sea creatures. Above an animated green octopus, title: Weird Animals. A big worm has fingers all over it. It sits on the ocean floor.

(female narrator) This is a sea cucumber-- a really big one. They scavenge for teeny pieces of food on the ocean floor. There are thousands of different species. Some are as small as a coin, others can grow to the size of a person. Can you believe they don't have brains? It's true. I think we can all agree, that is one weird animal.

(Describer) Titles: Weird Animals. Narrator: Kasey Chatterji-Len. Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA. Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.

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Sea cucumbers scavenge tiny pieces of food on the ocean floor, and they come in all different sizes. Some species are as small as coins, and others can grow to the size of a person. However, this weird animal does not have a brain. Part of the "Weird Animal" series.

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Runtime: 1 minute

Weird Animals
Episode 1
1 minute
Grade Level: 4 - 8
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Episode 2
1 minute
Grade Level: 4 - 8
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Episode 3
1 minute
Grade Level: 4 - 8
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Episode 4
1 minute
Grade Level: 4 - 8