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Science, art and history merge seamlessly in the fragile works of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka, master glass artisans of the 19th century.

The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Invertebrate Models is comprised of 570 exact glass replicas of marine invertebrates, among them some extraordinary jellyfish, sea anemones and nudibranchs.

In this TEDxChemungRiver talk, Cornell marine biologist and Blaschka Collection curator Drew Harvell gives an introduction to the 150-year-old collection and shows footage of the squids, octopus, jellyfish, sea slugs and other invertebrates found in the ocean today.