TIL: How Spiny Sea Creatures Regrow Body Parts

TIL: How Spiny Sea Creatures Regrow Body Parts

Our human cells can do a lot of amazing things but the cells of echinoderms take it to a whole other level. Sea stars, brittle stars, and sea cucumbers all have the ability to regrow entire body parts! Join marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer Paul Bump to learn how the amazing cells of these sea creatures help to regrow limbs.

Grades

5 - 12+

Subjects

Biology, Ecology

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Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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