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:
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!
BOO! It’s the ghost crab! Learn more about how the Ghost Crab scares away predators in today’s comic: ghostly growl
Check out the recent research that inspired today’s ghostly comic. Feeling ambitious? Read the actual scientific paper.
Who’s excited for crab season? Dungeness crab season opened this past week in the San Juan Islands (Washington State)…learn more in today’s comic: crab catch.
Hungry for more? 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!