Time-Lapse Video of Jellyfish Metamorphosis

Today I gave a talk on a paper I just published about jellyfish development (called “Evolution and development of scyphozoan jellyfish,” you can find it here). In preparation I searched for videos showing the process of jellyfish metamorphosis–also known as strobilation–where a polyp transforms into a stack of many small jellyfish. I was expecting to find a video or two of a strobila, maybe a video showing early polyps beginning the process. But finding this time-lapse video of the entire process was 1000 times better than anything I dreamed! I’ve never seen anything like it. The audience loved it. And hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

4 comments on “Time-Lapse Video of Jellyfish Metamorphosis

  1. OK – that is AHHH-mazing!! The brass section really does the whole process right!

  2. Jakub Kordas


    Great video and nice paper. I really enjoy it.

    Greetings from “spokesman” of https://jellybiologist.com/

    Thanks for everything what you are doing 🙂


    Best regards,

    Jakub Kordas

    Kierownik ds. akwariów/ Afrykarium

    Aquarium Curator/ Africarium

    kom.: +48 512 521 117

    Zoo Wrocław Sp. z o.o.

    ul. Wróblewskiego 1-5 51-618 Wrocław, Poland

    j.kordas@zoo.wroc.pl http://www.zoo.wroclaw.pl

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