Jellyfish

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.⁣

FEmini - Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 6: Aequorea victoria

We're back into our species dives with one jellyfish that opened the door to new era of genetic engineering, at its own peril. Meet Aequorea victoria, and its very special protein - GFP.

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FE1.8 - Jellyfishing for Answers

How are human activities changing our oceans, and why do these changes all seem to support a new age of jellyfish? What are these ancient, diverse beings: harbingers of doom, or simply the most well-adapted form of life in the sea? In this episode we go jellyfishing for answers with preeminent jellyfish researchers Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin and Dr. Lucas Brotz.