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Jellyfish: A Natural History

Lisa-Ann Gershwin
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Language
English
ISBN
9780226287676, 022628767X, 9780226287706
Summary
Jellyfish are mysterious creatures, luminously beautiful with remarkably varied life cycles. These ancient animals are found in every ocean at every depth, and have lived on Earth for at least 500 million years. Jellyfish looks at their anatomy, life history, taxonomy and ecology, and includes species profiles featuring stunning marine photography.
Contents
  • 1. Jellyfish anatomy
  • Portuguese man-of-war and blue bottle
  • Prism jellies
  • Giant heart jelly
  • Clapper Jelly
  • Fire bodies
  • Sea gooseberry
  • LIzard-tail jellyfish
  • Upside-down jellyfish
  • Deadly box jellyfish
  • Lion's mane jellies
  • 2. Jellyfish life history
  • Immortal jellyfish
  • Stalked jellyfish
  • Sailors on the wind
  • Platyctenes
  • Tadpole larva
  • Battering ram jellies
  • Gorgons of the pond
  • Herpes jellyfish
  • Purple people eater
  • Brackish goddess
  • 3. Jellyfish taxonomy and evolution
  • Black sea nettle
  • Bazinga!
  • Bonaire banded box jelly
  • Purple ropy jelly
  • Three-legged box jelly
  • A Pelagic stauromedusa
  • Enigmatic fossil "medusae"
  • Wheel salps
  • Moon jellyfish
  • Venus's girdles
  • 4. Jellyfish ecology
  • Irukandji jellyfish
  • Hula skirt siphonophore
  • Australian spotted jellyfish
  • Spotted jelly
  • Freshwater jellyfish
  • Jellies with bite
  • Santa's hat jelly
  • Flying saucer jellyfish
  • Leaf-crawler jellies
  • Splendid bell jelly
  • 5. Our relationship with jellyfish
  • Nomura's giant jellyfish
  • Sea walnut
  • The Nobel jelly
  • Pseudo-Irukandji
  • Sea tomato
  • Obelia
  • Long stingy stringy thing
  • Common salp
  • Blue blubber
  • Atlantic sea nettle.
Description
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index.
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