Planet B612
Planet B612
Dec 29, 2020
Ep.25 – Sponges, sea slugs and jellyfish with Kita Williams
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Support Planet B612 on Patreon: https://patreon.com/juliesworld** In this episode, I speak with Kita Williams, a marine biologist in Australia! We talk about various sea creatures, like sponges, jellyfish, sharks, and sea slugs. We also talk about how to do rockpooling and how to find marine Tardigrades! 

  • Introduction and background (0:00:40)
  • Perception of marine biologists (0:02:16)
  • Sea grass! (0:02:56)
  • Colours in the ocean (0:05:11)
  • Kita’s research on sponges (0:05:30)
  • A sponge is an animal! (0:07:03)
  • How do sponges reproduce? (0:10:25)
  • Is it safe to hold a sponge in your hands? (0:12:20)
  • Sponges are in every ocean (0:13:00)
  • Jellyfish: friend or foe? (0:15:08)
  • Blue dragon and borrowing from other creatures (0:18:56)
  • Research from marine animals (0:20:30)
  • Venomous creatures in the ocean (0:22:38)
  • What is ‘rockpooling’? (0:25:20)
  • Go to iNaturalist to find out what species are in your area (0:27:30)
  • Creating salt-water pond jars? (0:29:00)
  • Being cautious when handling sea animals (0:31:08)
  • What creatures Kita hopes to find next! (0:32:14)
  • Sharks! (0:33:52)
  • Scuba diving (0:34:41)
  • The curiosity of wild animals (0:36:39)
  • The coral reefs (0:38:30)
  • Environmental concerns about the marine environment (0:41:55)
  • Marine Tardigrades (0:43:10)
  • Kita’s Youtube channel (0:47:00)
  • Tardigrade fossils (0:49:00)
  • Science communication (0:50:30)
  • Playing the piano (0:54:20)
  • Kita’s next plans (0:56:25)

Follow Kita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeaSpongeCake Subscribe to Kita on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZAkVVV4SF1kdml16wfKP8g/videos

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