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Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin

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Curator of Natural Science

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
2 Wellington Street
Launceston , Tasmania 7250
Australia

Company Description: The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest museum and art gallery in Australia located outside a capital city and is administered by the Launceston...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Marine Stinger Management Committee and National Marine Stinger Advisor
    Commonwealth Scientific
  • Marine Stinger Management Committee and National Marine Stinger Advisor
    Surf Life Saving and James Cook University , Townsville

Education

  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • CRC Reef Research Centre Ltd
  • James Cook University
  • Ph.D.
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Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr ...
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Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr Jones teamed up with jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin and the pair have made real progress.
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As the curator of natural science at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston, Lisa Gershwin says the key has been knocking down cultural boundaries that made fatal jellyfish stings go undetected by Thai authorities.
Lisa Gershwin: I don't think it's that they ignoring the problem.
Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr ...
kohphangannews.org [cached]
Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr Jones teamed up with jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin and the pair have made real progress.
...
As the curator of natural science at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston, Lisa Gershwin says the key has been knocking down cultural boundaries that made fatal jellyfish stings go undetected by Thai authorities.
Lisa Gershwin: I don't think it's that they ignoring the problem.
Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr ...
kohphangannews.org [cached]
Kirrin McKechnie: But last year Mr Jones teamed up with jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin and the pair have made real progress.
...
As the curator of natural science at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston, Lisa Gershwin says the key has been knocking down cultural boundaries that made fatal jellyfish stings go undetected by Thai authorities.
Lisa Gershwin: I don't think it's that they ignoring the problem.
They basically resemble "skyscrapers in a ...
www.jellyfishfacts.net [cached]
They basically resemble "skyscrapers in a downtown business district," said Lisa-Ann Gershwin, Curator of Zoology at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Australia.
Gershwin, who has named over 160 new species of jellyfish, has named this newly discovered species "medeopolis", which means 'city of gonads' in Latin.
"It's just so completely different from anything we've ever seen before," said Gershwin-as a matter of fact, the jellyfish has actually created a whole new family and genus, Csiromedusidae and Csiromedusa, respectively.
Both the names, Csiromedusidae and Csiromedusa, honor the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia, which aided the scientists in their research.
It is interesting to note that Gershwin and her colleagues had actually discovered the 'city of gonads' jellyfish around eight years back in a part-seawater river in Hobart, on the island of Tasmania in Australia. However, it has taken them all this time to realize that Csiromedusa medeopolis represents a new family of jellyfish.
Unlike a lot of other jellyfish species, the city of gonads is not harmful to humans. At a size of 0.06 inches to 0.08 inches, it is among the smallest jellyfish species - "not the smallest ever known, but it would be pretty close," said Gershwin.
However, Gershwin is at a complete loss when it comes to explaining what use the external gonads can be to a jellyfish. "I've thought about this for so long-I have no idea," said Gershwin.
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Lisa Gershwin
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Lisa Gershwin Curator of Natural Sciences
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