The Griffith Sea Jellies Research Lab is a unique collaboration between Sea World and Griffith University. Our state-of-the-art laboratory, specially designed for studying sea jellies, is located within Sea World’s ‘Sea Jellies Illuminated’ exhibit and is on display to the public. The laboratory provides fantastic opportunities for studying sea jellies and for engaging the public in scientific research.

Key research themes

The Griffith Sea Jellies Research Lab uses a combination of field and laboratory-based experiments and meta-analyses to test hypotheses about jellyfish ecology.

The major research themes of the lab are:

  • Testing links between anthropogenic stressors and jellyfish blooms
  • The role of jellyfish in supporting biodiversity in the ocean
  • Trophic ecology of jellyfish
  • Global trends in jellyfish populations
  • Irukandji jellyfish
  • Role of jellyfish in nutrient cycling