The October 27th show featured a conversation with Leslie Harris, a polychaete specialist based at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Leslie has an infectious enthusiasm for all things polychaete, and we spoke about their diversity of life history and form, some of the challenges around really understanding the distribution and diversity of species in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and her interest in finding collaborators to work with in Southeast Alaska.
Polychaetes at National History Museum of Los Angeles County
The DISCO project (spoken about by Leslie during the conversation)
Unusual Marine Life of Alaska (Facebook group)
True Facts about the Bobbit Worm and Polychaete Pals (a humorous video about polychaetes)
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