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Long Story Shorts: Cryptic Diversity - Hakai Institute

Long Story Shorts: Cryptic Diversity

It’s harder than you might think to know how many animal species live on Earth. Some new species are hiding in plain sight—it’s called cryptic diversity. Genetic tools and careful observations are revealing more biodiversity than we ever knew.

Produced by Kristina Blanchflower and Josh Silberg

Narrated by Kristina Blanchflower

Illustrations by Mercedes Minck

Stock images from Storyblocks/Shutterstock


This episode is part of our series Long Story Shorts—fun, quick explainers about all things coastal science!