June 8, 2010

New video from KQED reveals amazing jellies

A new video created by the San Francisco public television station KQED captures the elegance and mystery of jellies. The program was created as part of the award-winning multimedia science series, QUEST. It premiered on May 25, 2010 on public television stations in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.

The QUEST video includes shots of mysterious, many-tentacled siphonophores from deep in Monterey Canyon, as well as graceful sea nettles on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Throughout the video, MBARI marine biologist Steve Haddock and jelly aquarist Chad Widmer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium share their enthusiasm for these often maligned creatures. Filled with fascinating facts and compelling images, The QUEST program provides ample evidence that, as stated in the video, “jellies are as elegant as they are squishy.”

You can watch the complete video below. For a list of scheduled broadcast times and producer’s notes for this program, see the KQED web site.

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Senior Scientist/Marine Biologist

For additional information or images relating to this article, please contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
831-775-1835, kfb@mbari.org