Microscopic Sand Creatures are Way Cool because . . .

Sand creatures do exist, though most of them are invisible to the naked eye. By examining grains of sand under the microscope, one enters a world of squirming and scurrying wonders, from the bizarre to the beautiful.

Teeming with single-celled protists as well as multi-cellular animals, beach sand is considered one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. Join Sam Huang, former UBC research student, as he takes us through the microscope to explore the amazing diversity and evolutionary adaptations of these tiny sand-dwelling creatures.

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