Common Descent is a podcast (and blog!) about the fascinating diversity of life, past and present!
In this episode your hosts, David and Will, dive into the concept of reefs. Reefs today are one of the most crucial environments in the oceans. They promote extremely high biodiversity and protect coast lines. Today we are accustomed to coral reefs, but throughout history many organisms have built reefs that proved just as important to ancient ocean life.
Your hosts are David Moscato and Will Harris, paleontologists and science communicators, and they love talking about fossils, evolution, and life history! Each episode of the podcast focuses on a main topic requested by their listeners, plus some discussion about recent science news.
Their blog is where they put the extra stuff that doesn’t work in a podcast: pictures, names, and links to more information. When you want to dive deeper into the topic of a particular episode, this is the place to go.
New episodes (and blog posts) release every fortnight, on Sundays!