Kelly Sutherland

marine biologist, science communicator, underwater explorer

Eugene, US

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Dr. Kelly Sutherland is happiest underwater learning new things about marine life and ecosystem interactions.  When she surfaces, she shares stories about the ocean through writing, teaching and speaking and through collaborations with visual artists, journalists, filmmakers, musicians and virtual reality. Her ultimate goal is to foster curiosity and empathy for the ocean and marine organisms through storytelling.  Since 2011, she has led an externally-funded lab group studying jellyfish swimming mechanics and marine food webs.

Films

Influence

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Scenes

Comb jelly swimming using metachronal beating

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Jellyfish-fluid interaction

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Feeding incubation at sea

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Jetting siphonophore (colonial jellyfish)

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Colonial salp (jellyfish) swimming through the night sea

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