The Mighty Barnacle

Science View

28m 00s
Broadcast on October 21, 2020 Available until November 2, 2022

Barnacles, which stick to fishing equipment and the bottoms of ships, are said to be a nuisance of the sea. But they've recently gained attention for their nutritional value and strong adhesives. We'll look at the latest in barnacle studies, including attempts to farm them, and research on 5 special proteins they produce. And later in the program, we look at silks that are washing machine safe. The secret to preventing damage lies in the refining process.

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