Hi lovely readers!
You may have noticed that JellyBiologist has been quiet these last few months. Why might that be? Well, I’ve got some great news–I’m getting ready to defend my PhD!! Right now I’m working hard writing up my research for peer review, and hope much of it will be out sometime this year. In the meantime, the site will be a little quieter than usual, but please know that the site isn’t going anywhere, and I can’t wait to share all the jelly biology I’ve discovered in these last few years!
(p.s. and in the meantime, here is a beautiful picture of Cyanea (lion’s mane jellyfish) with hydromedusae in its tentacles, by Alexander Semenov)
4 thoughts on “Where’s all the jelly biology?!”
I’ve always loved your blog! Congratulations on wrangling in that PhD!!! Go Rebecca! Or….. let’s just start saying Dr. Helm!! Looking forward to your new posts…when you get back to them!!
Thank you! That’s very kind! I just started my new job on Monday, and will be posting again very soon 😀
Hi Dr. Helm. I saw your comments re: Korean Robotic Shredding of Jellyfish and agree, but have a question. If the jellyfish are harvested instead of shredded, is there a market or real use for the harvest? Looks like the imaging technology is useful.
Thanks and good luck!
Yes. Increasingly, scientists, fisherman and farmers are finding new and interesting ways to use jellyfish. See using jellyfish to grow rice, and what do jellyfish taste like for two examples. I think you’re right–the image recognition is pretty cool, and could be used in a variety of ways.