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Mollusks Study – Part 2 of our Invertebrates Study

Mollusks Unit Study

Here is another section of our Invertebrates study.  The first part on Sponges and other minor phyla can be found here.

Mollusks – Animal Kingdom by Ruth Miller (Bolded sections are portions from the book that are listed chronologically)

Phylum Mollusca

  1. Read Introducing Mollusks pg 4-5
  2. Read Mollusk Life Cycle and Behavior pg 6-7
  3. Read Feeding Methods pg 8-9
  4. Read Mollusk Classes pg 10-13
  5. Read Class Gastropoda pg 14-15
  6. Read Subclass Prosobranchia pg 16-17
  7. Order Archaegastropoda (bipectinate gills)
    1. Watch Abalone farm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBkP02XdelY
    2. Watch Conehead snail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtRb6P9siH0
    3. Watch Keyhole Limpet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIyigZuzIxY
    4. Watch Common Limpet http://www.arkive.org/common-limpet/patella-vulgata/video-03.html
    5. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 16-43
  8. Order Mesogastropoda (monopectinate gills)
    1. Watch Marsh Periwinkle Snails experiment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kr2wF45L8g
    2. Watch Moon Snail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft6QxpkjLkw
    3. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 44-155
  9. Order Neogastropoda (monopectinate gills with siphon and siphonal canal)
    1. Watch Lightning Whelk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzMAMghcBeI
    2. Watch Whelk Egg Case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1ISXARzj5s
    3. Watch Helmet Shell attacking sea urchin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYGLY_AAnI4
    4. Watch Cone Shell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK3NiK9Pu5Q
    5. Watch Tulip Shell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoql7bQ2Cdw
    6. Watch Crown Conch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rON1rWtV1Fg
    7. Watch Life Cycle of a Conch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F1LcufYwMw
    8. Watch Crown Conch feeding on oyster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DdKqXTuqQ
    9. Watch Lettered Olive shell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUHXIw0rVGQ
    10. Watch Lettered Olive on the move http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3fgBPYses
    11. Watch Queen Conch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNQtEfCPnM
    12. Watch Oyster Drill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pT7EWD0E8k
    13. Watch Dog Whelk Adaptation http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3974534620383874844#
    14. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 156-297
  1. Read SubClass Opisthobranchia pg 18-19 (no shell or internal shell, bilaterally symmetrical)
    1.  Watch Nudibranches (sea slugs)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHVoV0MVwSc
    2. Watch Nudibranch attacking anemone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsUmakXiuUY
    3. Watch Hairy Sea Hare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXUaaYLsBOw
    4. Watch California Sea Hare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6894C7L2pM8
    5. Watch Side-Gilled Slug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj_BN6TkHec
  1. Read SubClass Pulmonata pg 20-21 (no gills, land dwelling, mantle cavity forms “lung”)
    1. Read Nature Close-up Snails and Slugs by Elaine Pascoe
    2. Watch garden snail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSr_VgHKO8
    3. Watch how to care for African land snails http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H7Byesg0L0
    4. Watch Leatherleaf Slug http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEg1SPPF1iM
    5. Watch Leopard Slug mating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhVi4Z6CjZk
    6. Watch Banana Slug eating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB3scGais-4
    7. Search yard for garden snails
    8. Complete snail lab with garden snails http://www.cabrillo.edu/~ytan/Bio11AF04/Lab1%20Snail.pdf
    9. Complete How Much do snails eat on pg 34-35 of Nature Close-up Snails and Slugs by Elaine Pascoe
  1.  Read Class Bivalvia pg 22-25 (2 shells – valves- hinged together, no head)
  2. SubClass Pteriomorpha
    1. Watch Bivalve Ark Shell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvS8NRKjnMc
    2. Watch Bivalve shape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMoG6EPY7lY
    3. Watch Blue Mussel timelapse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idt_Ej2BfpU
    4. Watch Mussel species in Maine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fszG9ZqDTM4
    5. Watch Mussel farm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2FGd6FVmdU
    6. Watch Mussel water flow and feeding http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.hp/zool250/animations/Mussel.swf
    7. Watch pen shell hunting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJMk0M_gPXg
    8. Watch pen shells bissal threads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9R7G2b0hY
    9. Watch Getting pearls out of an oyster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K6JuEiYVhA
    10. Watch pearl making process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeqtLl4313M
    11. Watch pearl farming documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmC_kxvS334 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIBlEeKJxDw
    12. Watch scallops swimming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iXHBuSIJY
    13. Watch how to open and clean scallops http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/how-to-open-and-clean-scallops/IO8jQzOjKMsEwm5xClDH0g
    14. Watch oysters filtering water http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zm-yMpHsaQ
    15. Watch oyster farming http://vimeo.com/6825095
    16. Watch thorny oyster face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NHMrY79NEY
    17. Watch thorny oyster in the sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvVljSX2j2w
  3. SubClass Heraodonta
    1. Watch digging for cockles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chci-SURDK4
    2. Watch giant cockle walking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C4y2WGStnk
    3. Read Giant Clam pg 26-27
    4. Watch giant clams http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/invertebrates-animals/other-invertebrates/clam_giant.html
    5. Watch search for giant clams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-32RfYNbOY
    6. Watch surf clam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p7__fBxZ1Q
    7. Watch water flow in clam http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.hp/zool250/animations/Clam.swf
    8. Watch how to dig a razor clam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S_YHSyBrLs
    9. Watch razor clam burrowing http://vimeo.com/5481958
    10. Watch razor clam walking http://vimeo.com/5125282
    11.  Watch catch a razor clam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDEHn4fBPhA
    12. Watch sunray Venus clam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQEZQEOh77M
    13. Watch paddock and other creatures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBjkuUYuoaY
    14. Watch larvae shipworm settlement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOAzLcy8WM
    15. Watch ship worms http://www.naturefootage.com/video_clips/DR60_007
    16. Clam anatomy lab activity as seen here http://www.msc.ucla.edu/oceanglobe/pdf/Invertebrates/Inverts_Entire.pdf
    17. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 300-311
  1. Watch Secrets of the Sea Series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Z2XCdmEwU
  2. Read Class Celphalopoda pg 28-29 (head-foot)
  3. Read Order Octopoda pg 30-31
    1. Read Octopus by Rebecca Stefoff
    2. Watch finned octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPXmaVClzVk
    3. Watch Cirrate octopus (finned) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caHjExs2qs8
    4. Watch Dumbo octopus (finned) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXrzpisJ9pI
    5. Watch Pancake Devilfish (finned) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNNBGqy1Oe4
    6. Watch Common Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo4yXMWJ5UA
    7. Watch Carribean Reef Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIpBJqsrRX4&NR=1
    8. Watch Blue Ringed Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNxJwCGJtsA
    9. Watch Veined Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DoWdHOtlrk
    10. Watch Giant Pacific Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tcnq2iYJJo
    11. Watch Giant Pacific Octopus and Shark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOEZh1Lbbg
    12. Watch Mimic Octopus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8oQBYw6xxc
  4. Order Vampyromorphida
    1. Watch Vampire Squid from Hell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ZQH2Uzpew
    2. Watch Vampire Squid Threatened http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/latest-news/squid-vampire-threatened-vin.html
  5. Read Order Sepioda pg 32
    1. Watch Cuttlefish Chameleons of the Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqMNjUp6UeA
    2. Watch Cuttlefish Camouflage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW4PbW893ik
    3. Watch Angry Cuttlefish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DusaSVHmM
    4. Watch Cuttlefish Mating Rituals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR7Dqf0vzzQ
  6. Read Order Teuthoida pg 33
    1. Read Secrets of the Animal World: Giant Squid Monsters of the Deep by Eulalia Garcia
    2. Watch Squid Invasion http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/squid-invasion-hard-wired.html
    3. Watch Giant Squid http://science.discovery.com/videos/fyi-giant-squid.html
    4. Watch Giant Squid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeG8rHuCIDQ
    5. Watch Jet Propulsion Locomotion in Squid http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.hp/zool250/animations/Squid.swf
    6. Watch Humboldt Squid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKs1-fwTgU
    7. Invertebrate Lab Activity – Squid races as seen here http://www.msc.ucla.edu/oceanglobe/pdf/Invertebrates/Inverts_Entire.pdf
  7. Read Order Nautilida pg 34-35
    1. Watch Nautilus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMFqV4SJLWg
    2. Watch Nautilus feeding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXPEH_wsZBM
    3. Watch Fibronacci sequence http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?title=Spirals__amp__Fibonacci_Sequences&video_id=141508
    4. Watch Fibronacci fractals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE2EiI-UfsE
    5. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 312
    6. Draw pictures of a nautilus.
  8. Read Class Aplacophorans pg 36
    1. Read Aplacophorans http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?go=http://www.whoi.edu/science/B/aplacophora/defchaetneo.html
  9. Read Class Monoplacophorans pg 37
    1. Watch Monoplacophoran fossil http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7686036223409709826#
    2. Read Monoplacophorans http://depts.washington.edu/natmap/mollusks/6monofile.html
    3. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 313
  10. Read Class Polyplacophorans pg 37
    1. Watch Chitons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raW-dCS86V4
    2. Watch Types of Chitons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okq5Tt6d5Zg
    3. Watch Chiton moving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwTTmxs9TXE
    4. Watch Gumboot Chiton spawning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv-QcMbgUWU
    5. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 313
  11. Read Class Scaphopods pg 37
    1. Read http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Scaphopoda.html
    2. View http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca/thumbnails/filedet.htm?File_name=SCAP001C&File_type=GIF
    3. Watch Dancing Shells – use by Native Americans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfc0eEGHeZY
    4. Read Guide to Seashells of the World pg 313
  12. Read Mollusks Under Threat pg 38-39
  13. Read Protecting Mollusks pg 40-41

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