But Why?: How Do Mussels Get Their Shells?

We’re heading to the coast of Maine to learn a little bit about why the sea is salty and how mussels get their shells with Zach Whitener, a research associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine.

We also get an answer to a question from 7-year-old Nico in Nashville, Tennessee. He wants to know how you get a ship in a bottle. We meet Colorado-based ship-in-bottle builder Daniel Siemens for an explanation.

 

But Why is a show led by you, kids!

You ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


Biology, Oceanography, Zoology
Mollusks
K-6, Middle School

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