Latest Jellyfish Stories
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a special behind-the-scenes tour this Saturday (Nov. 16).
A new study explores cycles of jellyfish behavior and how they relate to deep climactic conditions.
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.
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.
Jellyfish is the latest competent tool that effectively locates photos via special stock image identification technology.
Jellyfish have invaded many of the world’s seas, and a new study reveals the underlying mechanism to be overfishing.
Researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created an autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man.
A widely held perception of a global increase in jellyfish has been challenged by a new international study led by the University of Southampton.
Box jellyfish are known to lurk in the waters off the coast of Hawaii and a pair of researchers from the island state have found a treatment that takes some of the sting out of the invertebrate’s deadly venom.
The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...
The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F), and water quality. This creature was introduced in the Black Sea in the 1980s, where only one...
Bathykorus bouilloni is a species of jellyfish found in the Arctic Ocean at depths of 2,600 feet below sea level and extending to roughly 8,200 feet below sea level. Its range extends around Greenland and the north of Canada. This jellyfish is a recently discovered specimen that was first described in 2010. It is the only species within its genus, Bathykorus. Its genus name is derived from the Greek words bathy, meaning “deep” and korus, meaning “helmet,” which refers to the depth...
The Blue Jellyfish, (Cyanea lamarckii), also known as the Bluefire Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish found in the western Pacific around Japan. It is also found in the pelagic zone off the west coast of Scotland, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. It is often commonly found among the more common Lion’s Mane Jellyfish. This jellyfish has a blue or yellow tone and grows to an average 4 to 8 inches in length, but has been recorded up to 12 inches long. In Scandinavian seas this species...
The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...
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