FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 7: Ctenophora

Mertensia ovum (Arctic Sea Nut)  photo by Maia Valenzuela⁣

Mertensia ovum (Arctic Sea Nut) photo by Maia Valenzuela⁣


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. Their rainbows of colours are the reflections of these tiny cilia as they wave, propelling the ctenophore through the ocean.⁣ These are the largest creatures on earth that use cilia for locomotion.

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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 Sour Gout

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