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2009-05-11 13:20:43

"Biomixing" by floating animals churns waters in oceans, seas, lakes If you were to snorkel just before dawn at the popular tropical Pacific destination Jellyfish Lake, you'd have lots of company: millions of golden jellyfish, known to scientists as Mastigias papua, mill around the western half of the lake, waiting for sunrise. With the sun's first rays, Jellyfish Lake, located 550 miles east of the Philippines in the island nation of Palau, comes alive. As the sky brightens in the east, the...


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2012-04-03 14:23:18

The Moon Jellyfish*, (Aurelia labiata), is a species of jellyfish in the Ulmaridae family. Its range is mostly confined to the northern Pacific Ocean, stretching from the west coast of California to the eastern coast of Japan. This particular species is larger than its relative, Aurelia aurita, but will often swarm in large numbers with them. This species are fed upon by other species of jellyfish, including Phacellophora camtschatica and Cyanea capillata. *Moon Jellyfish is also used...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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