Maine Public to air Skylar Bayer’s ‘Friends in SCUBA’ story

Skylar Bayer’s “Friends in SCUBA” story that she told for SoundBites will air at 7 p.m. March 24 on Maine Public. Soundbites are “true stories told live by local Mainers and nationally recognized tellers.”

Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science communicator. At UMaine, she examined the secret sex lives of scallops, which in 2013 landed her on The Colbert Report.

The alum of the D.C.-based Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program is a National Academy of Sciences National Research Council postdoctoral research associate at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Milford Laboratory, and is secretary of the Ecological Society of America’s Communication & Engagement Section. People also can listen to the story online at Maine Public.