What happens when you put 3D glasses on a cuttlefish? Well, recent research by Dr. Trevor Wardill, University of Minnesota, and team asked that very question and learned a whole lot about cuttlefish vision. Learn about the sharp vision of these molluscs in today’s comic: mollusc movie.
Keep your 3D glasses on. Learn more here.
Here’s another SICB 2020 inspired comic. Thanks to Anna Klompen, graduate student at University of Kansas, who studies jellyfish venoms (super cool!) for inspiring this comic on hydroids, the unsung hero of the cnidarians (jellyfish and anemone family). Learn more in today’s comic: high-end hydroids
Need more info? Learn more about hydroids here.
I just finished up the first week of 2020 at the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting where I learned about some pretty cool invertebrates. Graduate student, Sebastian Echeverri, University of Pittsburgh, studies mating dances of the jumping spider Habronattus pyrrithrix. Add some new moves to your dance repertoire in this week’s comic: date dance.
Keep the party going with this article and video
Happy New Years folks! Later this week I’m heading off to Austin, Texas for the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting so today I’m releasing another comic in my “United States of Invertebrates” series. Since it’ll be my first time to the Lone Star State, I did a little research on the invertebrates that Texans are particularly fond of. In today’s comic: Texas titan, meet the Lightning Whelk, the official state shell of Texas!
Still interested? Learn more here.
Merry Christmas folks! Invertebrates always make everything a little more festive so today I share with you the 12 days of invertebrates.
Are you getting ready to celebrate the holidays invertebrate style? These peppermint stick insects sure are. Learn more about what makes these stick bugs so festive in today’s comic: peppermint perfume
Sticking around for more? Check out this video.
Worried about putting on some pounds this holiday season? Fear not – the sponges have the perfect diet for you! Learn more about how tropical sponges can consume sugars from seawater in today’s comic: sweet sponge.
Still hungry? Learn more about the recent research that inspired today’s comic here.
Tis’ the season…for rain in Seattle. And there’s no better time to drop some knowledge about the (seasonally appropriate) umbrella crab. Learn more about these cute crabs in today’s comic: crab cover.
Still interested? Go out and find some umbrella crabs for yourself!
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Let me guess…the amazing diversity of invertebrates on Earth? Am I right? Check out today’s comic, piece of pie, to learn more about where invertebrates fit in the “pie” of life.
Hungry for another piece of pie? Learn more here.
I’m thankful for you and all the readers for coming back every week, and for friends and researchers who’ve provided continual inspiration for my comics! Happy Thanksgiving!
Any one who’s a fan of invertebrates, knows that sea slugs, also know as nudibranchs, are some of the best. To celebrate #Nudivember this month, today’s comic honors the Spanish Dancer nudibranch. Learn more in today’s comic: dancing dorid.
Keep the slug dance party going here.