It’s time we talked about jellyfishes. Scary news, this: it’s not comforting to imagine deadly irukandji box jellyfish appearing along the New South Wales coast – let alone in Sydney Harbour – but recent sightings at Fraser Island indicate that they are indeed southward bound. Similar developments are prompting people the world over to think more seriously about jellyfish, and about human relations to them. Their movements are signs of the ways the ocean is changing through tropicalization, a matrix of complex processes that have consequences for all varieties of life and habitat, human and otherwise.
Jellyfish Behaving Badly? will not only acquaint you with the latest research into jellyfishes’ changing behaviour. It will also help you understand and imagine what that research means for the future of the sea. And it will bring you closer to these diverse, complicated, and fantastically beautiful creatures, whose lives, we’d better recognise, are inextricably linked with our own.
This event was held on Tuesday 14 August at University of Sydney, as part of the 2018 Sydney Science Festival.
Monday 27 August
Assistant Curator, Indigenous Heritage, Matt Poll, brings together Aboriginal people working in community, museum and Government sectors to reflect on their experiences.
Thursday 6 September
An esteemed panel will discuss how the testimony of Holocaust survivors is used today and the problems, questions and opportunities it presents to people grappling with the legacy of the Holocaust.
Monday 24 September
Are our ethical codes and standards doing enough to slow down climate change? This panel will consider these and other profound questions facing all professionals in the age of global warming.