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CreatureCast - Pyrosomes


Anna Zeidman introduces pyrosomes, "fiery bodies" that create brilliant underwater light shows and grow into giant swimming colonies. Casey Dunn originally posted this episode in an article he wrote published in the New York Times. This episode of CreatureCast was narrated by Samuel Lanier. The music is by Lee Rosevere.
This research was supported by the Division of Environmental Biology of the National Science Foundation under award DEB-1256695

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Zeidman, Anna, "CreatureCast - Pyrosomes" (2014). CreatureCast Archives, Brown University Open Data Collection, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Research Impacts. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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