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The Wild Episode

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Oct 15, 2020

The loricifera are a group of microscopic animals that, despite being abundant and widespread in marine sediments, no-one knew existed until the late 20th century. Once they were discovered, it soon became clear they are very, very unusual: including in one specific way that makes them unlike any other animal on Earth ...

Thanks to Jack Wilkinson for research assistance with this episode!

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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from CC BY 3.0.

Modified versions of the following pieces:

Dark November #2, Dark November #4, Dark November #6, Adaptation and Admiration by Wayne Kinos. CC BY 4.0