FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 10: Polyorchis penicillatus

This week, we're introducing Polyorchis penicillatus (a.k.a. the bell jelly). This gorgeous jelly was once common, but now its medusae are as elusive as the mystery of its polyp stage.⁣

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FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 9: Siphonophorae

Season 1 may be over on the main feed, but we've got a few more overlords for you yet! If you're familiar with your ocean fauna, you may have already heard of the order Siphonophorae, the Portuguese Man 'O War being the most famous member. Listen to learn more about this big, weird, stingy, stringy gang of sea goop.

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FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 8: Carukia Barnesi and Malo spp. (The Irukandjis)

We're back with more Cubozoans! Presenting the infamous Irukandji, which is a complex of similar species. These tiny box jellyfish pack a punch like no other, but you're not likely to see them coming. Listen and find out why you should take beach closures seriously.

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FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 7: Ctenophora

Ctenophora! A diverse group of otherworldly beauty. These are the comb jellies, named after the rows of cilia they use to hum through the water. Today's mini-episode is a dive into the phylum Ctenophora, exclusively for our wonderful patreon supporters. Join them at www.patreon.com/futureecologies to catch this episode, and all our other biweekly mini-episodes.⁣

FE1.9 - Swimming Upstream

Dams: the quintessence of human power over nature. Wild rivers can be tamed to deliver energy for industry, lakes for recreation, and water for agriculture. But severing the link between land and sea has come with grave ecological costs. This is part one of a two-part series on dam removals. In this episode, we return to the Klamath river to examine the fierce conflict (and unlikely partnerships) in pursuit of the deconstruction of 4 major dams.