CreatureCast – Pyrosomes

posted by Casey Dunn / on August 19th, 2014 / in Chordates

Anna Zeidman introduces pyrosomes, “fiery bodies” that create brilliant underwater light shows and grow into giant swimming colonies. We originally posted this episode at the New York Times, where you can read more.

This episode of CreatureCast was narrated by Samuel Lanier. The music is by Lee Rosevere.

CreatureCast – Western Flyer

posted by Casey Dunn / on August 15th, 2014 / in Siphonophores

This episode was shot in 2013 on a research cruise aboard the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s research vessel Western Flyer. We joined Steve Haddock’s lab to collect siphonophores with blue water SCUBA diving and the remotely operated underwater vehicle Doc Ricketts. More details on the cruise are available at MBARI.

The music is by Gillicuddy. A shorter cut of this video is available at vimeo.