Sherman’s Lagoon is a comic strip that runs in many U.S. papers. It takes place in the ocean and lead character Sherman is a shark. Starting last week the strip took on ocean policy, spending most of the last several days talking about the Aquarius undersea laboratory. The laboratory is facing the budget axe, and artist Jim Toomey is not happy. He’s sent Sherman to visit the lab
and talk with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle about the value of the lab and its research. Here’s today’s edition.
Toomey has focused on other ocean issues with the comic strip, but this is the first time I can remember him focusing on an ocean budget issue. Here’s some video discussing earlier uses of Sherman’s Lagoon to draw attention to ocean issues Toomey cares about.