Musée des confluences

Reign of the jellyfish

Wednesday the 18th of April | 3 pm

'Le règne des méduses' by Laurent Lutaud, France, 2013, 52 mins

Screening of the documentary, followed by a discussion with Jacqueline Goy, ichthyologist, and Laurent Lutaud, director.

For the past twenty years in the Mediterranean, not a summer goes by without seeing jellyfish. With the capacity to regenerate themselves, they could lead to important medical discoveries. Jellyfish mucus is a natural filter, able to rid water of nanoparticles: this offers huge potential for the environment at a time where nothing is being done to fight nanopollution, despite rapidly growing use of these minute particles in everyday products.

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