Short Wave: Save The Parasites

Saving endangered species usually brings to mind tigers or whales.

But scientists say many parasites are also at risk of extinction. Short Wave’s Emily Kwong talks with Chelsea Wood, an Assistant Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, who tells us about the important role parasites play in ecosystems and a new global plan to protect them.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Abby Wendle, fact-checked by Emily Kwong and edited by Viet Le.

 

Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.


Biology, Endangered Species, Microbiology
Middle School, High School

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