FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 11: Salpidae

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Photo by William Stohler

Photo by William Stohler


This is it - the last of our Jellyfish Overlords series.

Today we're featuring Salps, Larvaceans, and Pyrosomes AKA your long lost pelagic cousins. These funky filter-feeders are probably unlike anything you've ever seen. Come join the family reunion, and fend off questions about having grandkids by noon tomorrow.

Huge thanks to Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin for all the amazing content we've had the pleasure of sharing with you over the past few months. And thank YOU for supporting the show!

We're currently cooking up Season 2, but we won't forget about you while we're in production. Expect behind-the-scenes peeks and more bonus content soon!


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Future Ecologies is recorded on the unceded territories of the Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm) Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh) Nations - otherwise known as Vancouver, British Columbia.  

This episode features Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, the author of Stung: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future Of The Ocean, and Jellyfish: A Natural History.  Learn more about her work at http://lisagershwin.com/.

Music for this episode was produced by Sunfish Moon Light and Radioactive Bishop.

This season of Future Ecologies is supported in part by the Vancouver Foundation.  Learn more at https://vancouverfoundationsmallarts.ca/.