Molluscs: Pycnopodia Chases Abalone

Length: 
2:16

A many-armed sun star hunts an abalone.  The abalone twists and turns using its foot—and escapes.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

Abalones anchor to rocks with a strong foot, but they can release that foot and use it to escape predators.

Predator-prey interactions: when threatened an abalone can release its hold on a rock to outrun its sun star predator. Through natural selection predators and their prey adapt their ways of hunting and defense.

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