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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...

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...

Swimming Jellyfish May Influence Global Climate
2011-11-02 03:52:29

Swimming jellyfish and other marine animals help mix warm and cold water in the oceans and, by increasing the rate at which heat can travel through the ocean, may influence global climate. The controversial idea was first proposed by researchers out of the California Technical Institute in 2009, but new information may help the scientists support their claim. Dr. Kakani Katija Young, who worked on the original paper, and her team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute published an...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Company product line announces expansion in response to world wide market demand. Newly formulated 5% acetic acid pain relief solution to meet dermatologist recommended, safe, effective jellyfish sting first aid protocol. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Ocean Care Solutions, specializing in State of the Art Marine Life First Aid Kits, is announcing the addition of a newly formulated jellyfish sting relief solution to their signature line of marine sting products. Ocean Care Solutions'...

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2011-07-22 09:15:00

It has long been believed that applying urine to jellyfish stings is the best quick treatment for painful jellyfish stings. However, according to the British Red Cross, this may not be the case. The group said the myth of urine being the best immediate way to treat a jellyfish sting is just that -- a myth. It advises anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish to use a much simpler method of combating the painful stings. "A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat...

2011-07-15 09:00:00

ROCKVILLE, MD, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Imbrium(TM) Systems announced today that its innovative Jellyfish(®) Filter has been approved by the Montgomery County Maryland Department of Permitting Services to treat polluted stormwater runoff heading for the Chesapeake Bay.  Since introducing the Jellyfish Filter into the North American marketplace, the innovative membrane filtration system experienced a tremendous acceptance among environmentalists, civil...

2011-06-29 07:35:00

HONOLULU, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, summertime means day trips and vacations to the beach. It also means those vacationers are at risk of jellyfish stings. Over Memorial Day Weekend in Central Florida alone, hundreds of ocean-goers were victims of painful jellyfish stings. StingOUT(TM) is a new product designed to soothe the extremely painful sting of the box jellyfish, considered the most venomous marine creature, and the Portuguese man-of-war, which has been found in waters...

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2011-06-07 08:43:40

A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) shows that jellyfish are more than a nuisance to bathers and boaters, drastically altering marine food webs by shunting food energy from fish toward bacteria. An apparent increase in the size and frequency of jellyfish blooms in coastal and estuarine waters around the world during the last few decades means that jellies' impact on marine food webs is likely to increase into the future. The results of the study, led...


Latest Jellyfish Reference Libraries

Prowfish
2014-05-30 12:05:29

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...

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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