krillin’ it

The path we take to adulthood is full of twists and turns and bad haircuts…not unlike these krill. Learn more about the krill life cycle in today’s comic: krillin’ it

Today’s comic was a really special one for me to make.  It’s in honor of my good friend, fellow grad student and mentor Anna McLaskey who is DEFENDING HER PHD TODAY! Anna studies how krill and other zooplankton are affected by changing ocean conditions. I am so proud of all she has accomplished and am excited to follow her journey as a scientist. In short, she’s krillin’ it.

Learn more about krill and their life cycle here.


the zooplankton club

It’s the first day of classes here at University of Washington! Instead, I’m having an awesome time out on the R/V Rachel Carson working on a project studying the effects of low oxygen zones on zooplankton in Puget Sound which inspired today’s comic. I encourage you to get to know your local zooplankton too…join the club!

For more information on zooplankton check out the Plankton Chronicles and use this handy guide to identify some Puget Sound zooplankton for yourself!