Sea urchin larvae grow up by turning themselves inside out like a sock. Adults breed by releasing clouds of eggs and sperm that join to become microscopic larvae. The larvae float through the ocean until they find a good spot to rest, then their tube feet reach out from within to invert their bodies. Watch the awkward and amazing transformation in the newest Deep Look video.
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