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!
Are you hungry? Not as hungry as these purple sea urchins! Recent research shows exploding urchin populations have munched their way through most of the healthy kelp forests of the California coast. Learn more about these kelp fiends and the damage they have caused in today’s comic: kelp clearers.
Hungry for more? Learn more about the study here or check out the actual study for yourself!
Another comic inspired by WSN 2018! Marco Corrales-Ugalde, graduate student in the Sutherland Lab at the University of Oregon, studies how jellyfish swimming behaviors affect what types of food they can catch. Are you jelly? Check out today’s comic: sink or swim to learn more!