Obituaries for Extinct Animals, with Hannah Seo
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My guest for the 20th(!) episode is science journalist Hannah Seo--we talked about her reporting on the tragic demise of the Christmas Island forest skink and the Bramble Cay melomys, two extinct species she recently eulogized for the guardian. How did they die? Could we have stopped it? What was it like for the scientists who watched them fade away?

Hannah's extinction obituary of the skink:

And of the melomys:

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