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2014-09-07 23:02:47

Created in 2013 by two girlfriends from Southern California, Jellyfish brings fun and fashion to the world of smartphone accessories. Los Angeles, Calif.

Sea Creature Believed To Be Extinct Rediscovered In New Zealand
2014-06-18 12:57:16

Recently, Dr. Paul Taylor and some colleagues from the Natural History Museum in London found fossilized remains of Protulophila -- small hydroids similar to jellyfish -- on rocks dated less than a half million years ago. These creatures were thought to only be present in the Middle East and Europe, becoming extinct four million years ago.

Scientists Discover Bending Rules For Animal Wing, Fin Tips
2014-02-18 14:58:33

A Navy-sponsored project to design a biologically inspired, swimming jellyfish robot has led scientists to the surprising discovery of common bending rules for the tips of wings, fins, flukes, mollusk feet, and other propulsors across a broad range of animal species.

Jellyfish Numbers Shifting Climate Patterns
2013-10-24 15:47:31

A new study explores cycles of jellyfish behavior and how they relate to deep climactic conditions.

Building Better Robots Based On Natural Jellyfish Movement
2013-10-18 10:59:47

This past spring, researchers with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled Cyro, a robotic jellyfish roughly the size of a full grown man. The robot borrowed swimming techniques from actual jellyfish and could one day be used by the military to autonomously survey the waters, map the sea floors and even monitor the changing climate.

Jellyfish Shredding Robot
2013-10-04 13:03:57

Korean engineers have devised a robotic system called JEROS to combat massive jellyfish blooms by sucking in the gelatinous organisms, grinding them up and spitting them back out as benign goo.

Cyro Jellyfish Robot Swims Autonomously
2013-03-28 18:55:37

Researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created an autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man.

Experts Say Reports Of Increasing Jellyfish Populations Unjustified
2013-01-01 10:47:15

A widely held perception of a global increase in jellyfish has been challenged by a new international study led by the University of Southampton.

2012-03-05 23:20:08

New research from the University of California shows how the ability to detect light could have evolved before anything like an eye.

2011-11-17 08:00:00

Riding the wind and ocean currents, hordes of blue, alien-like creatures descend upon South Florida's shoreline, entangling beach goers in poisonous tentacles and delivering painful stings


Latest Cnidarians Reference Libraries

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2012-04-03 16:17:43

Fungia scutaria is a species of mushroom coral in the family Fungiidae. It is found in the Indo-Pacific oceanic region. It occurs on upper reef slopes especially where there is considerable water movement. It is typically found on sand beds or coral fragments. It lives as a single individual rather than as a colony and is detached from the seabed. It has an elongated shape and can grow quite large. The polyp can be up to 6.7 inches long and is embedded in a cup-shaped hollow known as a...

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2012-04-03 14:15:16

Alcyoniidae is a family of leathery corals that occur globally in temperate and tropical seas. These reef dwellers are often found in wave-exposed areas of reef crests, less turbid waters in lagoons, on steep slopes, under overhangs, and at depths of 100 feet and deeper. A colony of leathery coral is stiff, hard, and inflexible. It is composed of tiny polyps projecting from a shared leathery tissue. There are two kinds of polyps seen in Alcyoniidae corals: autozooids have long trunks and...

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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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