Although she grew up in landlocked St. Louis and now lives in landlocked Austin, Juli Berwald passion for marine science has always remained near the surface. After seeing disturbing headlines about unprecedented jellyfish blooms and the dangers of ocean acidification, Berwald decided to take a scientific journey to better understand jellyfish to better understand the damage we are inflicting on the climate and the oceans.
I spoke with Juli Berwald recently about her new book, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone. Here’s our conversation:
And if you listened to the commentary on-air, this is what you heard:
That was Juli Berwald, author of the book Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone which was published by Riverhead.
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