Dating back to the Ordovician period about 450 million years ago, Bryozoa are small aquatic invertebrates with exoskeletons that typically sieve food particles out of the water with a crown of tentacles. The individual zooids live in colonies forming fans, bushes, and sheets.
Neil Agarwal has created an informative and enjoyable dive into the deep sea where one passes species at their characteristic depths down to the deepest sea floor. At 250 meters below the surface, one passes the Terrible Claw lobster, also known as Dinochelus ausubeli.
NYU science journalism grad student Kaitlyn Jeanne Nichols’s podcast follows the return of whales to NY and interviews Mark on how eDNA is helping reveal animal life in NYC waters. https://soundcloud.com/user-833449477/chasing-whales-in-new-york-city (segment starts at 7:30).