Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin has built a strong international reputation in jellyfish research over the last 25 years, with special emphasis on the dangerous box jellies and Irukandjis. Her first book, Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean, was published in 2013 by University of Chicago Press; blending Lisa’s lively explanations with rigorous science to argue that human impacts on nature have passed a tipping point, it quickly became an Amazon Best Seller. In early 2015, Lisa reached a glorious milestone in discovering her 200th new species, which span six animal phyla and three kingdoms, and include at least 14 species potentially lethal to humans... plus a dolphin! Lisa proudly resides in Battery Point with a collection of carnivorous plants; her home, called Villa Medusa, is decorated like a jellyfish art gallery.
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