The Essential Rhythm 12/4/22: The Humble Barnacle

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode describes the results of DNA barcoding a barnacle, and explains the characteristics scientists use to classify barnacles as an arthropod, related to shrimp and lobsters.

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.