chris simon

Interview with a Cicada (Expert)

Chris Simon has been studying cicadas for nearly four decades. While traveling through North Carolina to study this year's emergence of the 17-year cicadas, she stopped by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to give a presentation and sit down for a conversation with our resident science comedian Brian Malow. In this 20-minute interview Brian learns how cicadas make their distinctive sound, how we define a species, and how periodical cicadas — which are unique to the United States — use a fascinating strategy for survival.

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Brian Malow, Curator of the Daily Planet, presents an interview with cicada expert Chris Simon
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