All about Jellyfish
Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
August 10, 2020 zoom recording by Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA
Laurence Madin, Ph.D., Marine Biologist, Senior Science Advisor; and retired Deputy Director/VP for Research at WHOI
Dr. Madin provides an expert's understanding of jellyfish --those maligned creatures that are such a nuisance to those who flock to ocean beaches. This summer the stories focus on the lion's mane jellyfish, the largest known species. Just how large, how dangerous? The attention this species has attracted has also raised interest in the great diversity of jellyfish. Dr. Madin explains that diversity as well as the unusual structure of jellyfish, and their role in marine ecosystems. There is more to these creatures than tentacles!
Good resources from Dr. Madin:
- Oceanus Magazine (W.H.O.I.) Special Series "Ocean Twilight Zone"
- (W.H.O.I.) The Twilight Zone Is Vast, Remote, and Largely Unexplored
- (W.H.O.I.) FAQs: Clinging jellyfish
an extra: The Deeper You Go, The Weirder It Gets