The Essential Rhythm 11/14/21: Tunicates

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode introduces tunicates, which have both a solitary and colonial form. We discuss their feeding strategy (suspension feeding) and their basic anatomy, and note the differences between solitary and colonial tunicates.

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.