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
Learn more about Dr. George and check out a paper or two of hers that inspired today’s comic.
Hey NYC marathon runners, can you beat the world’s fastest ant – the Saharan silver ant?! Recent research shows that while these ants may have short legs, that doesn’t stop them from winning the race against their close relatives. Learn about these speedy ants in today’s comic: agile ants.
Race to learn more about these ants here, and check out the actual scientific study.
Hold on to your hats folks – these copepods are ready for the Kentucky Derby! Are you? To learn more about these racing invertebrates, check out today’s comic: copepod derby.
Learn more about these derby contenders here.
P.S. Seahorses aren’t invertebrates, they’re fish.