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Jellyfish populations Rising With Ocean Warming, Pollution Increases
2012-04-19 08:17:26

Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) are reporting an increase in the number of jellyfish populations in coastal areas of the world´s oceans. Many species are considered a nuisance when they sting swimmers. A larger concern is the damage they do to marine engines and power plants by clogging intakes. They are also a nuisance to fishermen UBC scientists examined data for numerous species of jellyfish for 45 of the world´s 66 Large Marine Ecosystems. The...

2012-03-26 23:01:52

Riding the wind and ocean currents, hordes of blue, alien-like creatures descend upon Southern state coastal waters, entangling beach goers in poisonous tentacles and delivering painful stings by the hundreds. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Each invader, in fact, isn't an "it" but a "they" – 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 more suited...

2012-03-22 14:21:37

DALLAS, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120322/DC75382) In a study published this week in Smart Materials and Structures, scientists created a robotic jellyfish, dubbed Robojelly, that feeds off hydrogen...

Robotic Jellyfish Fuses Hi-Tech Materials With Nature’s Elegant Design
2012-03-21 13:56:08

In an article published Wednesday, a team of Navy-sponsored researchers outlined an in-the-works project for a robotic jellyfish that is able to propel itself through water by harnessing the latent power of the ocean. Humorously dubbed 'Robojelly', scientists say that the plans for the mechanical Cnidarian were hatched with a very serious purpose in mind: Researchers say they hope the experimental gizmo will eventually be used to assist emergency teams in dangerous underwater rescue...

2012-03-21 02:22:07

ROCKVILLE, MD, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Imbrium Systems (www.imbriumsystems.com) announced today that its innovative membrane-based stormwater treatment technology, the Jellyfish Filter, has received full use approval by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for stand-alone water quality treatment. The Jellyfish Filter is a compact stormwater treatment technology with significantly higher flow capacity and treatment surface area (80 gpm per standard hi-flo cartridge)...

2012-03-19 06:21:36

TORONTO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Imbrium(TM) International, LTD. and Humes Water Solutions announced today an expansion of their strategic business relationship, by Humes becoming a licensee of Imbrium's Jellyfish(®) Filter. Humes, a longstanding licensee of Imbrium's Stormceptor(®) oil and sediment separator technology (HumeCeptor(®)), has expanded its product offering to include the innovative Jellyfish(®) Filter. The agreement grants Humes the exclusive right to...

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...

Scientists Have Questions Concerning Jellyfish Blooms
2012-02-02 06:01:43

Scientists are questioning whether jellyfish blooms are real or just perceived by media hype. The report, which appears in the journal BioScience, questions the validity of increased jellyfish populations being reported around the world. The report was issued by the Global Jellyfish Group, which is a consortium of around 30 experts on gelatinous organisms, climatology, oceanography, and socioeconomics from around the globe. Rob Condon, who led the study, says “Clearly, there are...

2011-12-29 08:00:00

Ocean Care Solutions creates full line of Marine Sting Products targeting urgent care marine sting first aid for jellyfish, Man o' War, Stingray, Sea Urchin and Fire coral injuries... Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Kevin Freeman, president of Ocean Care Solutions and creator of the company jellyfish sting relief spray along with the only marine animal sting first aid kits available to the consumer for the Portuguese Man o' War, Sea Urchin, Stingray and Fire Coral injuries announced...

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...


Latest Jellyfish Reference Libraries

Warty Comb Jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi
2014-01-05 00:00:00

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...

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2012-04-03 20:31:13

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...

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2012-04-03 19:29:21

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...

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2012-04-03 19:15:23

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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2012-04-03 18:08:27

The Compass Jellyfish, (Chrysaora hysoscella), is a fairly common species of jellyfish that is found in the coastal waters around the United Kingdom and Turkey. It has a diameter of up to 12 inches. It has 24 tentacles arranged in eight groups of three. It is typically colored yellowish white, with some brown.

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