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Jellyfish anatomy illustration pdf

Jellyfish life cycle illustration pdf

WEBSITES

NOAA’s “Mapping Sea Nettles in the Chesapeake Bay” is a Web site that uses maps to predict where seasonal infestations of jellyfish may occur in the bay: http://155.206.18.162/seanettles

“Alien Stingers” is an exhibit at the New York Aquarium: http://www.alienstingers.com

The Dive and Discover’s “Expedition 10: Antarctica.”  This expedition, which featured research on jellies, is discussed on these Web sites:
http://divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition10/index.html
http://divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition10/hottopics/salps.html

“Virtual Stowaway on an Oceanographic Cruise”: An Interactive Educational Web site:  This Web site offers a "virtual" firsthand look at scientific research and exploration aboard a dedicated research vessel on the open ocean: http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/orlando2008/viewabstract2.asp?AbstractID=1628.

IMAX MOVIE

The Imax Movie: “Sea Monsters a Prehistoric Adventure”:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/seamonsters/photogallery/jellyfish.html

NSF PRESS RELEASES

Fossil Record Reveals Jellyfish More than 500 Million Years Old: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=110511

Scientists Discover Stinging Truths About Jellyfish Blooms in the Bering Sea:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=111598

New Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, Life Form Discovered:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=108741

MEET THE JELLYOLOGISTS

Jellyfish are studied by a relatively small group of biologists, ecologists, genetics experts, statisticians and other researchers based around the world.  Many of these researchers have studied jellyfish with NSF funding, collaborated closely with NSF-funded researchers, used NSF-funded research vessels or have been affiliated in some other way with NSF.

Every few years, jellyfish researchers meet to discuss their research and other jellyfish news.  The Web site of the Second International Conference on Jellyfish is http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/jelly2007.

This report covers research and/or background information provided by the following jellyfish researchers:

Richard Brodeur, Northwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/staff/display_staffprofile.cfm?staffid=285

Kung-Sik Chan, University of Iowa
http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~kchan/

Lorenzo Ciannelli, Oregon State University
http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?
fuseaction=content.search&searchtype=people&detail=1&id=756

Sean Colin, Roger Williams University
http://www.rwu.edu/academics/schools/fcas/about/colin.htm

Jack Costello, Providence College
http://www.providence.edu/bio/faculty/costello

Gerald Crow, Waikiki Aquarium
http://www.waquarium.org/email.html

Michael Dawson, University of California, Merced
http://mnd.ucmerced.edu
http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu

Mary Beth Decker, Yale University
http://www.yale.edu/decker

Casey Dunn, Brown University
http://www.brown.edu/Faculty/Dunn_Lab/index.php?subject=People

Dian Gifford, University of Rhode Island
http://www.gso.uri.edu/criticalscales/program/investig/gifford/gifford.html

William Hamner, University of California, Los Angeles
http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/indivfaculty.php?FacultyKey=695

Carol Ladd, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/people/cladd

William “Monty” Graham, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
http://faculty.disl.org/mgraham.html

Laurence Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
http://www.whoi.edu/75th/gallery/week49.html

Anthony Moss, Auburn University
http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/biology/graduate/areas/index.htm

Jennifer Purcell, Shannon Point Marine Center
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~purcelj3/index.htm

Kevin Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College
http://www.mpcfaculty.net/kevin_raskoff/default.htm

Bruce Robison, Monterey Bay Aquarium
http://www.mbari.org/staff/robr

Tamara Shiganova, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences
7 495 129 23 27
shiganov@sio.rssi.ru

Cynthia Suchman, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the National Science Foundation
CSuchman@nsf.gov and 703-292-8310

Barbara Sullivan-Watts, Providence College
http://www.providence.edu/bio

Angel Anne Yanagihara, Békésy Laboratory of Neurobiology
Pacific Biosciences Research Center
http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/bln/angel