Erin Gontang and Chrysoara

Erin assists in our studies of the paleobiology and taphonomy of jellyfish.  Her work is supported by an NSF Undergraduate Research Experience supplement to our NSF grant.  Erin dove with our lab members to observe various species of jellyfish in southern California (shown here) and Moorea, French Polynesia, near the Berkeley Gump Biological Station there.  In addition, she has collected jellyfish up and down California for culture in our lab facility at Berkeley, which she helps maintain.