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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. As published today (March 5) in the journal BMC Biology, the research is based on the stinging mechanism in the tiny, brainless and eyeless freshwater polyp Hydra magnipapillata. Part of a group of animals called cnidarians that includes sea anemones, corals and jellyfish, a hydra is essentially a mouth surrounded by tentacles armed with stinging cells, or...

2012-02-24 08:00:00

The Zoology Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers Blue Glaucus which is a marine small-sized blue gastropod mollusk species, Limbic System which are brain structures supporting functions including emotion, behavior, long term memory, and olfaction, and Metamorphorsis which is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 24,...

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 by the hundreds. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Each invader, in fact, isn't an "it" but a "they" â” a colony of organisms that combine to create a single entity, the Portuguese man-of-war. The seafaring wanderer with the neon-blue gas bag and tentacles as long as 30 feet seems...

2009-06-25 13:15:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Jellyfish Squish(TM), an FDA compliant solution that works within minutes to relieve the pain of jellyfish stings, was recently proved to be effective on stings caused by the Portuguese man-of-war. Jellyfish Squish(TM) is produced by Coastal Solutions, Inc. in Savannah, Ga., and can be purchased online and at select stores including drug stores and beach supply stores. In May of 2009 Dr. Peter Verity, a world renowned marine biologist at the Skidaway...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

A DEADLY jellyfish has been washed up on Pendine Sands. The Portuguese man o'war was found by holiday maker Chris Englishas he enjoyed a day out at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire. The poisonous creature is abundant off the coast of Pakistan but is not normally found in British waters until later in the year. Recognising it instantly, Mr English, from Exeter, warned his family to stay away. He then told a marine biologist of his find. National Marine Aquarium information officer...

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2008-09-11 12:05:00

By ANNE LUCEY Its eerie blue hue was attracting plenty of curious onlookers who crowded around a glass jar - but its sting could be deadly. A poisonous Portuguese Man O' War has been found alive in Irish waters, sparking fears that larger swarms could follow. The discovery, in a lobster pot off the Kerry coast at the weekend, could mean more of the fish are on their way here, a marine biologist has warned. Kevin Flannery, who specializes in exotic fish and is attached to Dingle's...

2008-03-04 06:00:10

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Studies of medusan motion reveal secrets of the Earth's first muscle-powered swimmers From the Jetsons to James Bond, flying via jet pack has become an icon of the futuristic way to travel. But jet propulsion is actually older than the Flintstones. It's a standard means of locomotion for jellyfish, the earliest animals to swim the seas using muscles. Jellies have been jet-propelling for at least 550 million years, yet only recently have scientists begun to understand...


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2012-04-03 17:54:39

The Flower Hat Jelly, (Olindias formosa), is a species of jellyfish occurring in the waters mainly off Brazil, Argentina and southern Japan. This rare species of jellyfish can grow to about 6 inches in diameter. It is characterized by lustrous tentacles that coil and adhere to its rim when not in use. This animal’s bell (body) is translucent and pinstriped with opaque bands, making it easily identifiable. The sting of this species is painful but is non-lethal to humans. The diet of...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.