37. Wheel animals

The 37th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Wheel animals”.

Rotifers are extraordinary animals. Most of them are less than 1 mm long and are characterized by two crowns of cilia whirling around the mouth. This characteristic is the reason for their common name. Although their tiny size they play a fundamental role in the aquatic ecosystems because they act as water filters from where they extract particles of organic matter and some smaller organisms.

This is the 37th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.