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Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
Berkeley - Systematics of the Metazoa
Visit this site and learn about sponges (porifera), jelly fish and other cnidarians,
and many other groups of animals. Follow the porifera link to find out how many
species of sponges there are. Click on "Life History and Ecology" for more details
about sponges. Follow the cnidaria link to find out what the four groups of cnidarians
are. What animals, besides jellyfish, can you find information about here?
Animal Diversity Web
Do a “quick search” for roundworms at this site and then click on “Phylum Nematoda”.
What type of symmetry do roundworms have? Name one type of roundworm that is
parasitic to humans.
Start at this site for a general description of flatworm characteristics. Which
three groups are parasitic? Follow the link for "Digenea" and then select " Schistosoma
mansoni". What are some diseases caused by this flatworm? What is "swimmer's
of Genes for Regeneration
Visit this site of the Russian Academy of Science to get a molecular look at
planarian regeneration. How does the body plan formation of planarians differ
from other invertebrates?
Flatworms of the World - Regeneration
This site has an excellent description of regeneration and good diagrams that
go with the text. How long does it take a planarian to regenerate the lost body
part if the conditions are just right?
NOAA maintains this site which contains links about reefs, reef management, reef
protection, and reef resources.
Find out some general information about zebrafish by visiting this site. Where
did zebrafish originate? How does research of zebrafish benefit humans?
to Coral Reefs
Visit this site for general information about reefs and Caribbean reefs specifically.
Take a look at where the coral bleaching “hotspots” are around the world. What
are some everyday ways to help coral reefs?