When scientists discover new life forms in Antarctica
Posted On August 2, 2021
Oklahomans are starting to take notice.
Scientists have discovered a new species of jellyfish on the continent of Antarctica, and now the scientists have named it after Oklahoma State University biology professor John Friesen.
The new species is named for the late Oklahoma State professor John Feresen.
The Oklahoma State scientist has been a prolific and respected figure in the scientific community since his retirement from the university in 2011.
His research and discoveries have helped shape the field of marine biology in Oklahoma and beyond, and has also inspired a number of famous scientists.
One of his most important discoveries was a jellyfish that he named after him.
He named it for his son, who died in a plane crash in the 1970s, Feresens son John.
It was the first known jellyfish to have its name come from the father.
“He was a very prolific person,” said John Feesen.
“And he was very interested in jellyfish.
He had his own research station, and he made some jellyfish and he was able to name them.
So it was just kind of a natural connection.
It didn’t require any kind of fancy lab equipment, it just happened by accident.”
The new jellyfish is one of several that Fereses son has found.
It has been named after Feres, a man who helped shape Oklahoma State’s marine biology program in the mid-1970s.
The new species has also been named in honor of Feres’ son, John.
“It’s really kind of funny, because we do a lot of research in our lab, and we all go to dinner together,” John Feelsen said.
“And there’s this jellyfish floating in the background and I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s a really nice jellyfish, I love it, and I have to name it after my dad, who was a great guy.'”
The new name is part of the University of Oklahoma’s new “Heal the Earth” initiative.
It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing biodiversity and preserving ecosystems.
John Feesens son has also taken his work to the next level.
He has been involved in conservation efforts in Oklahoma, where he is a member of the Oklahoma City Conservancy.
The group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
“We have this conservation program, and the first thing that John does is he takes all of his research and works with all of the organizations in the area to figure out how we can conserve this resource,” John Fessens son said.
John Frieses son, also known as John Fresen, is a marine biologist who has worked on marine life and ecosystems for nearly 30 years.
He also holds the title of Chairman of the Marine Life Conservation Society.
John is a former president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a member, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the Society for Research in Ecology and Evolution (SROE), and the Society of Integrative Biology (SIBI).
He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
John has published more than 30 scientific papers, including many on marine invertebrates and organisms from around the world.
He holds degrees in zoology and ecology from the University in Bremen, Germany, and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York.
He is also the author of the best-selling book “Jellyfish: A History of Life on Earth.”