In a world where science has predicted 8.7 million eukaryotic species currently roam, humans have catalogued a mere 1.6 million. That leaves nearly 7 million sneaky little croutons hiding in the shadows...
In the last year alone we’ve identified both the strange and the cuddly: an iridescent underground snake Achalinus zugorum; a parasitic, spider-eating wasp Actrotaphus, and the world’s tiniest and most criminally adorable raccoon, the olinguito. Seriously. You have to look it up. At least 14 new species have been named after a popular boy wizard and one lucky beetle was christened the Agra shwarzeneggeri for its super ripped middle femora.
Every day, scientists prepare themselves for the next big breakthrough, and today we invite you behind the curtain…
To the Single Acorn’s first ever NEW CREATURE FEATURE brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Dr. Christine Fleener [thunder/lightning] to investigate the most recent discovery from the jungles of Southeast Asia…This is The Single Acorn.
Produced by: Crow’s Path
Hosted by: Professor Eweagey (aka Teage O’Connor), Glenn Etter, Dr. Christine Fleener
Supported by: Our patrons @ patreon.com/CrowsPath
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Theme music by: Jake Weiss
Logo design by: Caitlin LaDulce
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