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Lecture on sea jellies Thursday at Aquarium of the Pacific

December 9, 2009 | 10:43 am

Sea nettle Senior marine biologist Monty Graham will be discussing the mostly mysterious jellyfish during his lecture "The Stinging Truth Behind Blooms of Sea Jellies" Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The event will focus on sea jellies (commonly referred to as jellyfish, though they are not fish), their populations and the possible influence that human activity might have on sea jellies in coastal marine ecosystems.

Graham has extensive knowledge of the gelatinous blooms, with recent research focused on the role of climate in jellies-fish dynamics.

In addition to his published scientific papers on sea jellies, Graham is also the author of children's books on the topic.

Admission is $8 for the public, $4 for Aquarium members and complimentary for Pacific Circle members and students (with valid I.D. and advance reservations).

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (562) 590-3111, Ext. 0.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Sea nettle. Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific