Episode #60: Why are Squid Squishy?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sarah McAnulty, squid biologist and science communicator

Dr. Sarah McAnulty


Dr. Sarah McAnulty is a squid scientist at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. She’s also the founder of Skype A Scientist, which matches scientists with classrooms around the world and is part of a global movement among early-career researchers to change the way science is communicated and understood.


Learn more about Skype a Scientist at https://www.skypeascientist.com/


You can find Dr. Sarah and ask her questions about squid
on Twitter  and Instagram @SarahMackAttack
Dr. Sarah McAnulty

Sarah McAnulty with a squid in a lab at the Torrey Life Sciences Building on Aug. 9, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo


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Giant Squid Book by Candace Fleming

Highlighted book for this Episode! 

Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) by Candace Fleming (Author), Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)






Book List: 

Whale vs. Giant Squid (Who Would Win?) by Jerry Pallotta and Rob Bolster

Obsessive About Octopuses (About Animals) by Owen Davey

Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary M. Cerullo

Ocean Animals for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Whales, Sharks, and Other Marine Life 
by Bethanie Hestermann and Josh Hestermann

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