January 21, 2015 – San Francisco
Despite what you might think, copepods are not the latest, greatest racing dinghies. They’re tiny crustaceans that scientists believe are the fastest animals on earth. Three meters per second might not sound like a lot, but if you scale the proportions up to the size of a human, it’s somewhere in the range of 6-12 miles per second! They also happen to be bio-indicators for the health of the world’s oceans.