Animals Between the Sand Grains - Meiofauna

UCLA Marine Science Center

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In this lab activity, students will observe the minute animals that live between sand grains. The activity includes a list of materials, procedures, and discussion question. It is supplemented with reference images and a list of species and their phyla, including Gastrotrichicha, Crustacea/Ostracoda, Crustacea/Copepoda/Harpacticoidea, Nematoda, Turbellaria, Nemertina, Archiannelida, Polychaeta, and Oligochaeta.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: water bear, tardigrade, tardigrada