Groundhog day is coming up. Is it going to be six more weeks of winter? Let’s ask a burrowing sea anemone instead. I learned about burrowing sea anemones at SICB 2020 from Texas A&M PhD student Natalie Hamilton. Learn about these cool animals in today’s comic: bashful burrowers.
Also, check out this video of burrowing anemones.
Definition: “Ship shape” – neat and orderly.
Definition: “Shipworm shape” – full of holes and a damn mess.
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology REU student Tiffany Spendiff studies those pesky but cute wood-burrowing shipworms and their appetites for different types of wood. Check out today’s comic, ship shape to learn more about shipworms.
Want to know more? Check out Tiffany’s blog from her summer research.