The path we take to adulthood is full of twists and turns and bad haircuts…not unlike these krill. Learn more about the krill life cycle in today’s comic: krillin’ it
Today’s comic was a really special one for me to make. It’s in honor of my good friend, fellow grad student and mentor Anna McLaskey who is DEFENDING HER PHD TODAY! Anna studies how krill and other zooplankton are affected by changing ocean conditions. I am so proud of all she has accomplished and am excited to follow her journey as a scientist. In short, she’s krillin’ it.
Learn more about krill and their life cycle here.
Hold on to your hats folks – these copepods are ready for the Kentucky Derby! Are you? To learn more about these racing invertebrates, check out today’s comic: copepod derby.
Learn more about these derby contenders here.
P.S. Seahorses aren’t invertebrates, they’re fish.
While you were eagerly awaiting the terrestrial Easter bunny this past weekend, I was seeking out the marine one, the sea hare. Learn more about this underwater “bunny” that’s not really a bunny at all in today’s comic: bogus bunny
Hoping for more (…or should I say hopping)? Learn more here.
How are you feeling today? Probably better than these corals. Learn more about coral diseases in today’s comic: sea sickness. Today’s comic is inspired by Dr. Drew Harvell’s (Cornell University) new book Ocean Outbreak about marine diseases hot off the presses!
Still itching for more? Learn more about coral diseases here and check out the book Ocean Outbreak to learn about many types of marine epidemics.
What’s for lunch? Probably not a nematode…unless you are also a nematode! Nematode worms are known cannibals, but new research shows that they can actually recognize their relatives and will avoid eating them. Learn more about these cannibalistic worms in today’s comic: nematode noodles
Hungry for more? Check out the study for yourself, just out in Science.
This slug is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Well, they at least look like bananas. Learn more about slimy banana slugs in today’s comic: partners in slime.
Still going bananas for slugs? Learn more here.
Think you look great in camo? The cuttlefish has got you beat. Learn about cuttlefish, masters of disguise, in today’s comic: cuttlefish camo.
Still curious? Check out some cuttlefish live in action.
It’s not spring until the Orchid Mantis has sprung. Spring is finally here and there is no better way to celebrate than with some flowers… or at least invertebrates that look like flowers. Learn more about the flowery Orchid Mantis in today’s comic: feisty flowers.
Need more flowery fun? Learn more here.
Who is the most spirited invertebrate? The pom-pom crab, hands down. Or claws down.
Learn more about the ocean’s tiny cheerleaders, pom-pom crabs in today’s comic: pom-pom pals.
Need more crab cheer? Watch these pom-pom crabs in action. Go, fight, win!
Think your Mardi Gras dance moves are good? The Australian peacock spider’s are probably better. Because they have to be. Learn more about how peacock spiders dance for their lives in today’s comic: spider soirée
Also… it’s my 75th comic! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with an invertebrate dance party!
Keep the party going – check out this cool research on spider dance moves or just watch some freakin’ cute peacock spiders dance to disco.