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Most of life on our planet is microscopic.

These organisms are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but they inhabit the soil, air, and water all around us. Some even reside in our own bodies.

In the new Pondlife series, Museum microbiologist Sally Warring takes us into the microbial world to introduce viewers to our tiny neighbors, organisms that act as architects, builders, travelers, parasites, hunters, scavengers, and prey. 

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Science sandbox

This series was made possible with a grant from Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, and with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.