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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:18 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2007

National Geographic show spotlights Hawaii's jellyfish

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i's box jellyfish will be featured in a National Geographic Channel show airing this month.

"Explorer," which looks at jellyfish around the world, will air at 10 this morning and at 9 a.m. on Aug. 29.

In February a crew filmed the lab and ocean collection of Angel Yanagihara, box jellyfish expert and assistant research professor with the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa.

This is the first time a national network has visited her lab, she said.

Yanagihara said she suspects the rising number of jellyfish worldwide has prompted this national interest.

For more information visit http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/explorer.