CreatureCast – Lancet Liver Fluke

Pathikrit Bhattacharyya (aka Po), from Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of how the lancet liver fluke gets through life.

The hand-drawn animations were photographed at the Brown University Science Center. Thanks also to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

The songs Staccato and Spooky are by Alastair Cameron.

CreatureCast – Echinoderm Skin

posted by Casey Dunn / on January 17th, 2012 / in Echinoderms, imaginescience, Podcast (Student Contribution)

Karen Connolly, from Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of how echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, and their relatives) can change the stiffness of their skin at will.

Music by Scott Joplin.

CreatureCast – Rhizocephala

posted by Casey Dunn / on January 4th, 2012 / in Arthropods, Parasites, Podcast (Student Contribution)

Stephanie Yin, from Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of a parasitic barnacle with a fascinating lifecycle.

The hand-drawn animations were photographed at the Brown University Science Center. Thanks also to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Music by King Vitamin, Lino del Vecchio, and Val.

CreatureCast – Jumping Spider

posted by Casey Dunn / on January 4th, 2012 / in Arthropods, Podcast (Student Contribution)

Amber Harris, from Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of jumping spider courtship.

For more information on the mating rituals of jumping spiders visit the Elias Lab.

The hand-drawn animations were photographed at the Brown University Science Center. Thanks also to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. Music by scottaltham and Weston Wyse.