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 would like listeners’ help in naming the new species. You can pick your favorite by going to the survey on the Maine Science Festival website.
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.
The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.
Support provided by Maine Technology Institute.
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