date dance

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

Texas titan

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.

sweet sponge

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.