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These Microscopic Sea Creatures Are The Wildest Thing You’ll See Today

This awesome video for J. Ralph and Antony's song “Manta Ray” from Discovery Channel’s newest documentary Racing Extinction shows how much life there can be in just a tiny bit of seawater.

Posted on December 2, 2015, at 9:31 a.m. ET

Take a look at this hypnotic video of plankton:

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While you are are captivated by it, you get to zen out to the new tune "Manta Ray" by J. Ralph & Antony from the upcoming documentary Racing Extinction. This emotional song will be ending theme to the film.

"In a single teaspoon of ocean water, one can find an infinite universe of plankton," the video opens.

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These microscopic critters are captured in remarkable detail.

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The video shows curious interactions not visible to the naked eye.

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It closes with a stark reminder: "Plankton is essential for all life to survive on this planet."

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Racing Extinction, by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, aims to brings attention to species extinction by highlighting the beauty of the natural world.

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"If you make a film that's really emotional and beautiful and informative I think people will pay attention," Psihoyos told BuzzFeed Science.

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Racing Extinction premieres this Wednesday, December 2nd at 9/8c on the Discovery Channel.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.