Medusozoa Home Page*
*new home, after Medusozoa.org was shamelessly stolen
Click on the images above to learn more about each group, or click on a book to go to science, personal, or Australia stuff.
HOW TO CITE THIS SITE:
I have put alot of time and effort into acquiring the knowledge herein and making it freely available via this web site, and it is scientifically and ethically appropriate to be acknowledged for my contribution when this information is used. The suggested citation for this work will appear on each page with what I consider citable information, with the following format:
Gershwin, L. 2002. Medusozoa Home Page. Electronic internet document available at http://www.medusozoa.org/index.html. Published by the author, web page established May 2002, last updated 30 November, 2003 .
Click here for a LIST OF KNOWN TYPE SPECIMENS -- not yet implemented (soon though!)
I am happy to help you in any way I can with the medusa forms, but please be respectful of the fact that my expertise is limited to identification, classification, life cycles and development, nearshore and offshore community ecology, predator-prey relationships, curation, photography, fisheries problems, comparative morphology, functional morphology, anatomy, behavior, bioluminescence, species introductions, paleontology, taxonomy, species recognition criteria, morphological phylogenetics, and history of medusa study. For all other subjects, I may be able to guide you to the right person, but I have no expertise to help you.
Please note that I know **NOTHING** about hydroids. I regret that this is true, but it is nonetheless true. Thus, please do not ask me about hydroids or chastise me for not including them herein.
SOME USEFUL JELLYFISH LINKS
How to collect, relax, photograph, preserve, store, rehydrate, and ship jellyfishes
U.C. Museum of Paleontology - a great introduction for modern and fossil critters
Tree of Life: Cnidaria - another great introduction to the cnidaria in general, though not yet on jellyfish
Cnidaria Home Page - U.C. Irvine
Subscribe to Cnidaria Net - a list-serve for cnidarian researchers
The Jelly List - a list-serve for jellyfish aquarists - contact Mike Schaadt at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Join the Hydrozoan Society
KCET Jellycam - live jellyfish 24 hours a day
Jellyfish Sting Newsletter - archives
Allen Collins's Medusozoa Phylogeny Supplemental Data
Claudia Mills Home Page - lotsa interesting stuff
The Jelly Zone - the Jelly Man & great piccies!
Bioluminescence Page - Maintained by Steve Haddock
MBARI Midwater Research Group
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
Nando Boero's searchable Hydrozoan bibliography
Australian Venom Research Unit
Some important general jellyfish literature
Medusozoa Hall of Fame
Shostak's nematocyst tables - A great summary of which cnidae are found in which taxa:
The home page (a bit confusing, gotta back up one level to the index to access the data files)
The index (access the data files of choice from here)
How to raise jellies
How to build a desktop planktonkreisel
OTHER GOOD CNIDARIAN SITES (well, that is, as good as they can be while lacking medusae!)
Daphne Fautin's Home Page -- sort of an Anthozoa portal!
Daphne's Hexacorallians of the World -- just about The Compleat Anthozoa
Gary Williams's Octocoral Site -- a very well done and spiffy site!
UCMP Anthozoa Site -- a good introduction to basic biology of fossil and living anthozoans
Tree of Life Anthozoa Site -- essential phylogenetic site
This page www.medusozoa.com/index.htm was last modified: 11/30/2003 21:47 . Copyright Lisa-ann Gershwin 2002
Animated graphics used with permission from Zubi (Teresa Zuberbuehler) www.starfish.ch