043: What in the World are Salps with Larry Madin

Larry Madin is a Senior Scientist and the Deputy Director and Vice President for Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA. He’s also an expert on Salps, an amazing tube shaped sea creature that feeds on phytoplankton and uses a form of underwater jet propulsion to move around. On this episode of The Show About Science, Nate talks to Larry about these mysterious animals and their fascinating connection to humans. Make sure to check out this website on The Watery World of Salps after listening to the episode: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=83539&tid=3622&cid=125409

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