Jellyfish of the world: One mans
Paul Cornelius, Ph.D.
The Natural History Museum
Wednesday, March 18, 1998
3:30 p.m.Pacific Forum
I am preparing an account of the larger jellyfish, or scyphomedusae and
the world. Because specimens preserve rather badly, I have traveled widely to see live
ones and have already been to southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Trinidad, and
South America. Im now visiting the west coast of the United
States, which has a distinctive jellyfish fauna of its own; and later in the year I will
visit the Indian Ocean and northern Brazil.
This talk will cover a variety of aspects of jellyfish and how they interact with
mankind both for and against usand some taxonomic research findings. The
oceans of the world are a big place, and we are still learning about some of their larger
life forms. For instance, around Monterey, some quite large jellyfish, the size of dinner
plates, have still been seen by just a handful of scientists. I will also talk about some
rare specimens that I have seen.
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