You thought Houdini was a master escape artist? Check out the Houdini of invertebrates…the sea anemone, genus Stomphia. Learn more about these anemones that can swim away from hungry predators in today’s comic: anemone escape.
And check out this video to see Stomphia in action!
Today’s comic is for my friend – and soon to be Dr. – Kaitlyn Lowder , who defends her PhD today! She studies California Spiny Lobsters and how changes in ocean chemistry influence their ability to defend themselves against predators. Learn more about how California Spiny Lobsters defend themselves in today’s comic: decapod defenses.
Looking for more? Learn more here and watch this lobster take on a moray eel!
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!
Preparing for a spooky Halloween? These sand dollar larvae are literally splitting themselves from fear. Sand dollar larvae clone themselves as a defense strategy against scary predators. Check out today’s comic: dividing dollars to learn more.
Pretty spooky huh? Learn more here.
Can you name some animals with jaws? Great white sharks, snapping turtles, komodo dragons … Bobbit worms. That’s right, invertebrates can be pretty terrifying too. Check out this week’s comic sneaky sand striker to learn about worms with jaws!