Texas titan

Happy New Years folks! Later this week I’m heading off to Austin, Texas for the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting so today I’m releasing another comic in my “United States of Invertebrates” series. Since it’ll be my first time to the Lone Star State, I did a little research on the invertebrates that Texans are particularly fond of. In today’s comic: Texas titan, meet the Lightning Whelk, the official state shell of Texas!

Still interested? Learn more here.

restored resident

Guess who’s back? Sorry Eminem fans, it’s not Slim Shady… it’s the Olympia oyster, the official state oyster of Washington State.  Learn more about restoration efforts of these native oysters in today’s comic: restored resident.

Also, anybody who knows me, knows I love geography trivia and state facts. Today’s comic is also in the first in a new series I’m calling “United States of Invertebrates” where I’ll be intermittently highlighting the stories behind invertebrates that are also U.S. state symbols.  Get excited fellow nerds!

Still curious? Check out this article and this Seattle Times feature!