College of Letters and Science

A Tidepool in Time

June 23, 2019

Witnessing a changed world from the rocky shores of Monterey Bay

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First Jellyfish Genome Reveals Ancient Beginnings of Complex Body Plan

December 03, 2018

Jellyfish undergo an amazing metamorphosis, from tiny polyps growing on the seafloor to swimming medusae with stinging tentacles. This shape-shifting has served them well, shepherding jellyfish through more than 500 million years of mass extinctions on Earth.

“Whatever they’re doing has really worked for them,” said David Gold, an assistant professor of paleobiology in the University of California, Davis, College of Letters and Science.

Tessa Hill, Ph.D.

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