tide bite

The last installment of our Black in STEM series features my good friend, fellow University of Washington graduate student and super cool marine ecologist: Mo Turner!

Who’s hungry for some junk food? These sea stars certainly are. Mo studies all things sea stars and is a champion of who-eats-who in the intertidal. Learn more in today’s comic: tide bite.

Learn more about Mo’s research and check out some previous comics that have featured projects Mo has been a part of: urchin searchin and scan all stars

I’ll be taking another short break after this series but, like always, you can keep the invertebrate fun going with the full comic collection!

hot date

We’re continuing our Black in STEM series this week with Dr. Renae Brodie, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, who studies fiddler crab behavior.

Is all this isolation getting to you? The fiddler crabs feel you. Warm temperatures cause fiddler crabs to retreat into their burrows and miss opportunities to find a mate. Learn more in today’s comic: hot date.

Learn more about Dr. Brodie and read her recent co-authored paper that inspired today’s comic. Also, five of the seven undergraduates who co-authored this study are also Black in STEM! So, definitely check it out!

And check out The Crab Lab in action:

 

salty sea stars

We’re continuing our Black in STEM series with Dr. Sophie George, professor at Georgia Southern University, who studies baby marine invertebrates and how they respond to changing ocean salinity.

Why so salty? Baby sea stars are good swimmers but their skills can change depending on ocean salinity. Learn more in today’s comic: salty sea stars

Learn more about Dr. George and check out a paper or two of hers that inspired today’s comic.