Aug 12, 2014 – During a recent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive, MBARI researcher Rob Sherlock observed an ambitious Solmissus jelly eating a siphonophore, Praya dubia. Last week, MBARI’s midwater ecology group conducted research from the R/V Western Flyer using ROV Doc Ricketts in Monterey Bay.
Feb 15, 2013 – A surge in jellyfish blooms over the past decade has spawned similar blooms of public fascination with these sea drifters and their apparent saturation of our oceans. Images of fish nets and nuclear-plant intake pipes clogged with gelatinous sacks of tentacles have flared concerns for fisheries and public safety.
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.
Suppose you’re walking along the beach and you see a jellyfish washed up on the sand. Then you see another and then another. It’s a jellyfish invasion! What do you do? Who do you call? If MBARI researcher Steve Haddock has his way, you’ll take some photos and maybe a few notes, and send them in to his new Jellywatch website (www.jellywatch.org), to share your discovery with the world.