UNLOCKED – Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords

Jellyfish Collage – Photos by Hans Hillewaert, Guido Gautsch, Lisa-ann Gerswhin, Hispalois, William Stohler, Kevin Raskoff, Charlene Boarts, Maia Valenzuela⁣

Jellyfish Collage – Photos by Hans Hillewaert, Guido Gautsch, Lisa-ann Gerswhin, Hispalois, William Stohler, Kevin Raskoff, Charlene Boarts, Maia Valenzuela⁣

Summary

We've unlocked our 11-episode Patreon series – Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, and occasionally the two of us, dive deep into jellyfish species and phyla. Find stories and science on:

  • Aurelia labiata (the moon jelly)

  • Turritopsis dohrnii (the immortal jelly)

  • Chrysaora achlyos (the black sea nettle)

  • Bazinga rieki (the little trickster who eats sunlight)

  • Chironex fleckeri (the deadly box jelly)

  • Aequoria victoria (the nobel-prize worthy crystal jelly)

  • Ctenophores (the comb jellies)

  • The Irukandjis (the doom jellies)

  • Siphonophores (colonies of stringy, stingy thingies)

  • Polyorchis penincilatus (the disappearing jelly)

  • & Salpidae (your long lost pelagic cousins)

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Show Notes

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 these mini-episodes was produced by Sunfish Moon Light, Radioactive Bishop, Jonathan Scherk, Sour Gout, Spesh Pep, Loam Zoku, and Cat Can Do.

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

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