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2005-07-11 18:00:00

As successful fishermen know, if you want to catch fish, you have to use the right bait or lure. This is true even in the deep sea, where scientists recently discovered a new species of jelly that attracts fish by wiggling hundreds of glowing red lures.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.