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Adaptive Function Of Form: The Beauty Of Ugly

30 minutes 42 seconds

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Investigates the physical features of a number of "ugly" animals to demonstrate the efficiency of their odd appendages or disproportionate body parts. Studies the nose of the star-nosed mole, the fleshy protuberances in the mouth of the snapping turtle, the warthog's warts and tusks, the vulture's head, the northern elephant seal's proboscis, the proboscis monkey's nose and protruding stomach, the naked mole rat's lack of hair or fur, the whip scorpion's alien appearance, the mouths of deep sea denizens, and the bat's head.

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    Joel S. (Elizabeth, WV)
    March 27th, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    The film is a fine one.