Lowell Lecture

The Search for Jellyfish: Exploration challenges, accidental encounters and (painful) lessons learned

Date & Time

Sept. 12, 2013


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Kakani Katija, Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



Jellyfish play critical roles in many ocean ecosystems as key predators and prey to a wide array of organisms. They are also incredibly diverse and their dynamic movements allow them to interact in multiple physical regimes throughout the world's oceans. However, we have little knowledge of jellyfish behavior (i.e., swimming, feeding and energetic) that provides insight on how these organisms interact with their natural environment. Kakani Katija will describe her quest to find (and avoid) elusive jellyfish around the world. Learn how the development and deployment of advanced imaging tools provide a new perspective on jellyfish swimming and foraging in their natural environment.