Location: Simons IMAX Theatre

Jellyfish: Are They Taking Over?

Lisa-ann Gershwin, Ph.D. Director, Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services

Jellyfish! The mere mention of the word sends shivers down the spines of those who have been stung—or don’t want to be. Whereas once only swimmers feared their stings, more and more, it seems, jellyfish are demanding attention in a variety of ways.

Whether they get sucked into the water intake pipes of nuclear power plants and trigger emergency shutdowns, capsize fishing trawlers, kill tourists, or surreptitiously take over ecosystems, reports are drifting in from all the world’s oceans. Join lively and passionate Australian scientist and writer Lisa-ann Gershwin as she explains why we are seeing more jellyfish and what it means for our future.

Dr. Gershwin will sign copies of her most recent book, Jellyfish: A Natural History, in the IMAX lobby directly following her lecture.