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.
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!
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.
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!