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Sydney Ideas - Jellyfish Behaving Badly?

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Sydney Ideas co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute

A Sydney Science Festival event, part of National Science Week.

It’s time we talked about jellyfishes. They dazzle us, terrify us, nourish us, and fascinate us. They can seem utterly otherworldly, and yet they’re among the more ancient species to inhabit earth. And because of rising ocean temperatures, they are moving. Scary news, this: it’s not comforting to imagine deadly Irukandji box jellyfish appearing along the New South Wales coast – let alone in Sydney Harbour – but recent sightings at Fraser Island indicate that they are indeed southward bound. Similar developments are prompting people the world over to think more seriously about jellyfish, and about human relations to them. Their movements are signs of the ways the ocean is changing through tropicalization, a matrix of complex processes that have consequences for all varieties of life and habitat, human and otherwise. Jellyfish Behaving Badly? will not only acquaint you with the latest research into jellyfishes’ changing behaviour. It will also help you understand and imagine what that research means for the future of the sea. And it will bring you closer to these diverse, complicated, and fantastically beautiful creatures, whose lives, we’d better recognise, are inextricably linked with our own.

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Dr Jude Philp, Macleay Museum
Professor Mike Kingsford, James Cook University
Associate Professor Will Figueira, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Dr Killian Quigley, Sydney Environment Institute

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Professor Maria Byrne, School of Life and Environmental Sciences



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