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Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin

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Research Scientist and Writer

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Local Address:  TOWNSVILLE , Queensland , Australia
Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services
3/127 George Street
Launceston , Tasmania 7250

Company Description: Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services was launched in 2007, to pro-actively serve the marine stinger management needs of the tourism industry, local...   more

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About us, 28 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin, our Director, has over 18 years experience in jellyfish research, with focus on Australian jellyfishes since 1998. Her PhD is in Identification and Classification of box jellyfish and Irukandjis. She has published over 40 technical scientific papers on jellyfish and sting research. In addition, we work closely with many experts around the world, in order to provide our clients with the best possible information and services that they need. Click here for more info on Dr Gershwin's qualifications.
Curriculum Vitae - Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin, 1 July 2010 [cached]
Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin - Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Lisa-ann Gershwin
3/127 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Mobile: 0408 080829 Email:
Gershwin, L. (2009) Stinger safety assessment, Darwin Lagoon, NT. Consultancy report for NT Government and Darwin Lagoon Corporation.
Gershwin, L. (2007) Facts and figures on stinger risks in N QLD. A report for the Australian Film Commission. 4 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2007) Identification of specimens from the Fraser Island stinger incident. A report for the QLD Government Irukandji Task Force. 6 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2007). Stinger Risks in the region of the Yongala. An Expert Statement report for the Court of Queensland. 11 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2007). Marine Animal Hazard Assessment in Bowen, QLD.
Gershwin, L. (2007). Report of the 2006 Marine Stinger Road Show. A report for the QLD Government Irukandji Task Force. 84 pp.
Gershwin, L., Dawes, P., Fenner, P., Gage, G., Drake, L., Small, G. & Moss, K. (2006) Marine Stinger Risk Management Guidelines. Surf Life Saving Queensland, Brisbane, 43 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2006). Current state of knowledge on Physalia and its treatment. A report for the Australian Resuscitation Council. 10 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2006). Identification of the Causal Agent in Bamaga fatality 8 Jan 2006. A report for the Coroner of Queensland. 6 pp.
Gershwin, L. (2004-2005) Stinger Updates. Quarterly reports for the Townsville City Council Beach Safety Committee. 2-6 pp.
Kingsford, M.J. & Gershwin, L. (2003) Control of Cassiopea population in Lake Alexander: A report for the Darwin City Council, 16 pp.
Gershwin, L. (1999) A preliminary assessment of medusae and other gelatinous zooplankton which may pose a threat to fisheries in Tasmanian waters.
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Underwater Times | Aussie Expert: Death by Shark, Jellyfish Avoidable; 'It's the People Surprising the Animal', 11 Jan 2006 [cached]
"Box jellyfish is the world's most venomous animal, it can kill in three minutes," said Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin, Surf Lifesaving Australia's national marine stinger adviser.
"It's an absolute tragedy because it's 100 per cent preventable.
"If she had been wearing ... any type of barrier between the skin and tentacles this would not have happened."
Dr Gershwin said box jellyfish were passive creatures and they don't hunt nor are they aggressive.
"If they see you coming they'll try to get away," she said.
"If you look at the Philippines, they get about 90 fatalities a year from box jellyfish," said Dr Gershwin.
“A heavyhearted farewell to world’s most lovable crocodile hunter”, 13 Sept 2006 [cached]
Surf Life Saving's national Marine Stinger Advisor, Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin, stated that there have only been 17 fatal stingray attacks worldwide.Admittedly, Irwin's fans would eagerly pay zoo admission prices to see him eaten alive by devilish swamp things.However, he's always eluded death's scaly claw.So, to hear that he's finally met his match at the tail end of a stingray - instead of a five-armed croc that stands upright, breathes fire, speaks several languages and has already done hard time for boosting Chevys - has come as, to say the least, a bit of a surprise.
News Article, 15 Jan 2006 [cached]
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Honorary Marine Stinger Officer, Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin, says the infrequency of fatal stinger attacks can lull people into a false sense of security.
"It's a tragedy that this young girl has died, and the fact that this death was entirely preventable is of no comfort to her family, friends or her and community," she said.
"I hope this tragedy will make people realise that this is a very serious issue which can be easily protected against by swimming within the stinger enclosures and wearing protective clothing," she said.
In general the high-risk stinger season is from November through to May, and the high-risk areas are from Gladstone in QLD to Exmouth in WA. Although it is possible to get stung outside that time frame and outside those areas, it is very rare.
The Chironex Box Jellyfish are shaped like a box-shaped bell (with four corners) and can be up to 38cm in diameter.Up to 15 ribbon-like tentacles arise from each corner and each of these may extend up to 3 metres in length.
"It takes only 1.2 metres of tentacle to kill a child and 3 to 5 metres to kill and adult, so these creatures are clearly among the most deadly in the sea," Dr Gershwin said.
Dr Gershwin is an expert in Box Jellyfish and Irukandji and works as Marine Stinger Co-ordinator for Surf Life Saving Queensland.A researcher in this field for more than 13 years, she has been SLSA's National Marine Stinger Adviser since 2005.
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