A conversation with Dr. Emma Perry and high school student Noelle Killarney about their discovery of a new species of tardigrade.
Something a little different: a conversation about the discovery of a new species of tardigrade, found in the Bangor City Forest. Tardigrades, also known as “water bears” or “moss piglets”, are water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals.
In this episode, I talk to Dr. Emma Perry and high school student Noelle Killarney – the team that discovered this species. Emma and Noelle asked for listeners’ help in naming the new species – you can find the results here.
The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, Maine. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard.
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