Meet Your Jellyfish Overlords 1: Aurelia labiata

Photo by Hans Hillewaert

Photo by Hans Hillewaert


Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin introduces us to Aurelia labiata, the Pacific Moon Jelly. This mini-episode is the first of many to be released in the weeks alternating our feature-length episodes.

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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

Special thanks to Ilana Fonariov.

Music for this episode was produced by Spesh Pep.  

This season of Future Ecologies is supported in part by the Vancouver Foundation.  Learn more at  

This episode includes audio recorded by fillmat, pogotron, and InspectorJ, protected by Creative Commons attribution licenses, and accessed through the Freesound Project.  

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