kelp clearers

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!

Kelp!

Who doesn’t love a good Beatles parody? These bryozoans certainly do. Learn more about baby bryozoans and their great quest for the perfect kelp blade to settle down on before becoming adults in today’s comic: kelp quest.

It’s also about time I did a comic on the bryozoan, Membranipora membranacea, since part of my dissertation is dedicated to research on them. Learn more about these cuties and their kelp preferences.