Mid-Season Finale| S2E5: No Brainer

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Well, it has been nearly 3 months since the last episode posted. In that time, I (Devon) finished my second degree (this one in Life Science Education), student taught, and–just about any day now–will be welcoming a second child into the world. Thank you for your patience! This episode is our mid-season finale. Over the next couple of months, Richard and I will be concluding the production on the second half of the season, concluding with a whopping two-parter that you won’t want to miss! For what the rest of the topics will be…well, you’ll just have to listen!

In the mid-season finale, Devon and Richard talk to Lucas Brotz, research associate at the Marine Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia and a Cnidaria Scientist for Quantitative Aquatics, to discuss how a creature without a brain dominates the worlds oceans, and the many ways they impact our lives.

***Already, we realized that we made a mistake in the pronunciation of a certain word: planula—the free-swimming, ciliated jellyfish larvae which we pronounced plenuae. Whoops.***

As promised in the episode, below you will find some imagery and video clips to compliment some of what you will be hearing.

Jellyfish Planula


Jellyfish Strobilation


How Jellyfish Sting

Some additional reading:

Box Jellyfish

Transient Anus of a Comb Jelly

Japanese Fishing Boat Sunk by Jellies



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