Marietta College Costa Rica Field Trip Videos
Flatworm @ Monteverde!
We found this flatworm on a tree next to the suspension bridge in Monteverde. Note the decisiveness with which Dr. Brown assigns a student to pick it up. At the time, we weren't quite sure what it was; after it was picked up it became obvious that it was a Platyhelminthes, or flatworm. Related to the freshwater planarian, this is an unusual form in that not many of this phylum are free-living in a terrestrial habitat. For the record, the hand in the photo is mine.
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