What’s all the buzz about? It’s our next Black in STEM series scientist Michelle Boone, PhD student at University of Minnesota, who studies the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (also the official state bee of Minnesota!). Learn more about the plight of the bumble bees in today’s comic: hive archive
You know Iron Man, but do you know Iron Snail? That’s right. The scaly-foot snail, native to hydrothermal vent ecosystems, has scales that are iron-coated. But…that’s not why they’ve been in the news lately. They are the first animal to be listed as endangered due to the threat of deep-sea mining. Deep sea biologist Julia Sigwart, Queen’s University Belfast, led the project to get these snails listed as endangered. Learn more in today’s comic: endangered avenger
Learn more about this badass but endangered snail here.