Closing Out the Cephaloparty

16:47 minutes

Two SciFri staffers, camouflaging.
Two SciFri staffers, camouflaging.

After eight days of tentacled fun, it’s time to bring the cephaloparty to a close. For the final day of Cephalopod Week, SciFri’s engagement manager, Brandon Echter, describes the selfielopods
, videos, and other activities from the week-long celebration. And video collaborator Christian Baker takes us into a lab that’s investigating the murky uses of deep-sea squid ink, while biologist Sarah McAnulty talks about the microbiome of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. 

Segment Guests

Brandon Echter

Brandon Echter is Science Friday’s digital managing editor. He loves space, sloths, and cephalopods, and his aesthetic is “cultivated schlub.”

Christian Baker

Christian Baker is an independent filmmaker, producer and director of photography.

Sarah McAnulty

Sarah McAnulty is founder of Skype A Scientist. She’s also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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