Stephanie Yin, from Casey Dunn's Invertebrate Zoology (Biol 0410) course at Brown University, tells the story of a parasitic barnacle with a fascinating lifecycle.

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The hand-drawn animations were photographed at the Brown University Science Center (brown.edu/academics/science-center/). Audio was recorded at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (brown.edu/academics/creative-arts-council/granoff).

Music by King Vitamin (jamendo.com/en/album/96361), Lino del Vecchio (jamendo.com/en/track/801778), and Val (jamendo.com/en/album/51805).

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