Think you need glasses? Probably not as much as an octopus in low oxygen conditions. New *eye-opening* research by lead author Lillian McCormick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, shows that exposure to low oxygen levels can render some invertebrate larvae almost blind. Imagine if you lost your vision every time you held your breath! Learn more in today’s comic: octopus optometrist
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Feeling ambitious? Check out the actual scientific article here.
It’s graduation season! A time to celebrate the end of one life stage and the transition to the next step. Metamorphosis from larvae to adults is an invertebrate milestone just as deserving of a celebration.
Learn more about “graduations’ in marine snails (gastropods) in today’s comic: gastropod graduation
Also, check out a super cute swimming snail larvae in action!