Closing Out the Cephaloparty
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.
Brandon Echter was Science Friday’s digital managing editor. He loves space, sloths, and cephalopods, and his aesthetic is “cultivated schlub.”
Christian Baker is an independent filmmaker, producer and director of photography.
Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist and the Executive Director of Skype A Scientist. She’s also a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.