We’re continuing our Black in STEM series with Dr. Sophie George, professor at Georgia Southern University, who studies baby marine invertebrates and how they respond to changing ocean salinity.
Why so salty? Baby sea stars are good swimmers but their skills can change depending on ocean salinity. Learn more in today’s comic: salty sea stars
Did you find the mystery invertebrate from last week? No? Do you need a hint? It’s the caddisfly larvae.
Caddisfly larvae were some of my favorite freshwater invertebrates to teach students about when I worked as an educator at Frost Valley YMCA. Learn more about these cool critters and the houses they make in today’s comic: caddisfly construction.
Learn more about caddisflies here!
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
Still curious? Learn more here.
Feeling ambitious? Check out the actual scientific article here.