Garfield T. Kwan, Ph.D. Candidate
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Director, Squidtoons Comics
Drinking too much seawater will cause dehydration—that’s true even if you’re a fish. To remove salt from their system, adult marine fishes use their gills to maintain proper salt levels. However, larval fish are hatched without fully functional gills. Instead, their skin functions as the main salt excretion site—a role that is gradually transferred to the gills as a fish grows up.
Join Garfield Kwan to learn about his fishy research. He will discuss the inspirations behind Squidtoons, which aims to make research more accessible by translating science into comics. Stay for a book signing following the lecture with the author of our newest exhibit, Squidtoons.
Event is included with admission to the Seymour Center and free for members.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is located at 100 McAllister Way in Santa Cruz, California 95060.