Today’s comic is for my friend – and soon to be Dr. – Kaitlyn Lowder , who defends her PhD today! She studies California Spiny Lobsters and how changes in ocean chemistry influence their ability to defend themselves against predators. Learn more about how California Spiny Lobsters defend themselves in today’s comic: decapod defenses.
Think you are good under pressure? Probably not as good as the deep sea amphipod Hirondellea gigas. Recent research shows these little guys manage the intense pressure of the deep ocean by making their own suit of armor. Literally. Learn more in today’s comic: amphipod armor.
Feeling pressured to learn more? Check out the study here.