Claudia Mills

Joined: Mar 8, 2019 Last Active: Apr 14, 2024 iNaturalist

I'm Claudia Mills, research scientist at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Labs in the San Juan Islands, Washington. I've studied "jellies" for decades, especially hydromedusae, stauromedusae and ctenophores - mostly cold water, shallow to the deep sea.

I've tried tackling a lot of iNaturalist IDs from good photos, but in places where I've never been. I have most of the relevant scientific literature for jellies, but especially for these "foreign" (to me) species, I could have gotten it wrong and if you think you know something I don't know, feel free to speak up.

It has been so much fun to encounter photos of little-seen species that I've otherwise read about and never expected to encounter in life.

Observation of the day 9/18/2021

cemills is not following anyone.