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

Irukandji photo by GondwanaGirl

Irukandji photo by GondwanaGirl

Summary

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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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 Jonathan Scherk and Sunfish Moon Light.

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