Jelly Fish in the News & Sting First Aid PSA Audio & Script

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Today’s Critter Chat concerns:
Jelly Fish in the News!

You probably heard about the jelly fish trouble off the coast of California this week. Lots of summer visitors were not happy about their discovery—or the stings they got.

At the same time in Fairbanks, the University of Alaska had a different reaction. Scientists got emotional over the discovery of a new species of jellyfish in the Arctic. The cone-shaped jelly is orange has ridges running the length of its body.
Jelly fish range in size from under an inch to an imposing 8 feet–and are found in oceans around the world.

If you are stung by a jelly fish,first rinse the area with seawater and then apply vinegar to the area or a 50/50 mix of baking soda and water. This will disable any stingers and soothe symptoms.

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Links of Interest:

Announcement of Discovery http://www.uaf.edu

Downlaod images at www.coml.org/medres/iceocean/iceocean.htm

Contacts:
Dr. Rolf Gradinger, Assistant Professor Biological Oceanography School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences University of Alaska Fairbanks http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/directory/faculty/gradinger/

Dr. Bodil Bluhm, Research Assistant Professor Marine Invertebrates School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences University of Alaska Fairbanks http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/directory/faculty/bluhm/

Dr. Russ Hopcroft, Assistant Professor Biological Oceanography School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences University of Alaska Fairbanks http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/directory/faculty/hopcroft/

NOAA Ocean Explorer Hidden Ocean 2005 www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/05arctic/welcome.html

Video Footage: Contact Bodil Bluhm for access to FTP video download site, 907-474-6332, bluhm@ims.uaf.edu.

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