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Baby Coral Dance to find home

From Treehugger:

The larvae look like tiny eggs, covered in yet smaller hairs, and belong to the Cnidaria phylum, which also includes anemones.

By using a “choice chamber”—which offers invertebrates two contrasting environments and allows them to choose between them—a research team led by Steve Simpson at the University of Bristol found that the larvae preferred an environment in which recorded reef sounds were played over a silent one.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.