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Eons: How Earth's First, Unkillable Animals Saved the World

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They have survived every catastrophe and every mass extinction event that nature has thrown at them. And by being the little, filter-feeding, water-cleaning creatures that they are, sponges may have saved the world. Part of the "Eons" series.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 11 seconds

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