Flaunting frilly tentacles and a curious ability to reflect light, these tiny aquatic anomalies are reminiscent of the flashy disco balls and shag carpets of the ’70s. Biologist Lindsey Dougherty of UC Berkeley investigates the aptly dubbed, “Disco Clam,” revealing the molecular foundation for how they get so groovy.
Produced by Christian Baker
Music by Audio Network
Additional Footage Courtesy of Lindsey Dougherty