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I Contain Multitudes: Nature's Cutest Symbiosis--The Bobtail Squid

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The bobtail squid is no bigger than a walnut and is a tasty mouthful for predators in the coastal waters of Hawaii. However, the species continues to thrive in these waters in part because of its symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria, which renders the squid virtually invisible to predators. Part of the "I Contain Multitudes" series.

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Runtime: 8 minutes 6 seconds

A diagram illustrates a lot of microbes in the blood, high temperature and a human skeleton.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 1
7 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Mushrooms.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 2
8 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram illustrates a seal going to dine on a squid.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
8 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A microscopic view shows a number of microbes.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 4
9 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An oceanic map. A scale shows a submarine diving below 3000 feet.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram shows illustrations of butterflies, wasps, bees, and caterpillars.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Micros images of an insect.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
9 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12