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A Day In The Life Of PCRL Research
At Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, PCRL staff members collect Hawaiian box jellyfish (Carybdea alata) samples for research. PCRL research is helping us to learn more about these fascinating Cnidarians including the composition of the venom to allow the development of specific inhibitor-based treatment approaches.

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Hawaiian Box Jellyfish - Nematocyst Discharge
Watch video taken with a high speed camera of a Hawaiian box jellyfish's tentacle when it stings.

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Hemolysin And Human Red Blood Cells
Watch how Hawaiian box jellyfish venom affects human red blood cells.

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The Honolulu Triathalon adjusted the swimming portion of the race due to a Hawaiian box jelly influx. Watch KHON2 as Ron Mizutani reports on how Dr. Yanagihara and her lab, PCRL, study local cnidaria in these news segments.

Box Jellyfish Mysteries: 2009 Could be a Banner Year
Easing the Sting of the Box Jellyfish

KHON2 videos are in the upper-right hand corner of the above news pages.

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National Geographic Explorer - Jellyfish Invasion
National Geographic Channel's show Explorer (Tuesdays, 7pm CST) interviewed Dr.Yanagihara for Jellyfish Invasion. The Pacific Cnidaria Research Lab provided extraordinary footage of nematocysts, or jellyfish tentacles, along with insight into the Hawaiian box jelly. Check out the preview video here.

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PCRL's Research On Venom Treatment In A KITV Feature Story
KITV's Catherine Cruz reports on PCRL's current research efforts. Watch Dr. Angel Yanagihara speak about the Hawaiian box jellyfish on our shores.