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SEA LIFE London has a ‘Jellyologist’

What is a Jellyologist?

  • Meet jellyologst James Robson AKA Senior Curator SEA LIFE London, he’s responsible for overseeing animal husbandry at the aquarium
  • Currently studying a PHD in jellyfish and sharks, In April he oversaw the introduction of the largest jellyfish nursery in the UK

James Robson is the Senior Curator at SEA LIFE London and one of the UK’s leading Jellyfish spokespeople. On a day-to-day basis James is responsible for overseeing all aspects of animal husbandry and supporting his team of aquarists within the attraction. His role involves developing research, overseeing the breeding programmes, supporting SEA LIFE’s conservation work and ensuring the creatures in the attraction both on display and behind the scenes are happy and healthy at all times.

James is currently studying for a PhD in Jellyfish Swarms and Shark behavior, enabling him to develop an in depth knowledge of these creatures and play a pivotal role in the development of SEA LIFE London’s latest experience – Ocean Invaders: Enter the World of Jellyfish, the largest jellyfish facility in the UK.

James has trained a dedicated jellyfish team – who are responsible for both the jellyfish in the attraction and those being bred in our specialist culture room behind the scenes.

With his vast knowledge across marine creatures and as a well-known member of the Zoo and Aquarium community, James now sits as the Chair of BIAZA (British and Irish association of Zoos and Aquariums) Aquarium Working Group, as well as being a committee member of the BIAZA reptile and amphibian working group.


James Robson, Blue Peter

July 2017

Merlin Entertainment