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What’s all the buzz about? It’s our next Black in STEM series scientist Michelle Boone, PhD student at University of Minnesota, who studies the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (also the official state bee of Minnesota!). Learn more about the plight of the bumble bees in today’s comic: hive archive
Also, be sure to learn more about Michelle, and the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, and check out this paper co-authored by Michelle!
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.
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!