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Rotifer. High-speed microscope footage of a rotifer feeding. Rotifers are microscopic organisms found in waters worldwide. They are mostly found in freshwater habitats, but some are found in marine environments. Rotifers are divided into three parts: the head, a trunk and a foot. The motion of cilia around the mouth sets up a current in the water, which draws in food, such as the decaying remains of plants and animals.
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