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2011-05-05 11:22:00

Former Blackwater and Able Danger operators create private sector firm providing intelligence services to the C-suite in multinational corporations. WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 12 at 12 noon at the National Press Club, Jellyfish Intelligence will announce a private sector initiative created by a team of former civilian and military intelligence operatives, seasoned business executives and corporate strategists that will provide sophisticated...

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2011-05-02 07:10:00

Box jellyfish may seem like rather simple creatures, but in fact their visual system is anything but. They've got no fewer than 24 eyes of four different kinds. Now, researchers reporting online on April 28 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have evidence revealing that four of those eyes always peer up out of the water, regardless of the way the rest of the animal is oriented. What's more, it appears that those eyes allow the jellies to navigate their way around the mangrove...

2011-04-14 14:28:00

Shedd Aquarium Explores the Mysteries of "Jellies" in a Limited-Time Special Exhibit Opening April 15 CHICAGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning April 15, Shedd Aquarium guests will be mesmerized by a new special exhibit showcasing pulsing, translucent sea jellies and their mystifying natural history. Jellies, sponsored by Walgreens, will immerse guests in an underwater world of rarely seen animals that survive -- and thrive -- without bones, blood, or brains. From...

2011-02-15 12:05:00

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Imbrium((R)) Systems announced today that its innovative Jellyfish((R)) Filter System has been approved by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works to treat stormwater runoff.  Since introducing the Jellyfish Filter System into the North American marketplace, the innovative membrane filtration system has seen a meteoric rise in popularity and acceptance among environmentalists, civil engineers, environmental engineers and...

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2010-12-13 11:09:10

A study carried out over 50 years by an international team, with the participation of the Balearic Oceanography Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca. There are several complex reasons for this - over-fishing and the current increase in sea water temperatures. "Since 2002, these organisms have become increasingly frequently found in the north east Atlantic in winter, since...

2010-11-23 12:31:35

Caltech researchers investigate next generation medical and robotic devices To the causal aquarium visitor, the jellyfish doesn't seem to be a particularly powerful swimmer; compared to a fish, it glides slowly and peacefully. But for Janna Nawroth, a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, the undulations of this simple invertebrate hold secrets that may make possible a new generation of tiny pumps for medical applications and soft robotics -- work she...

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2010-10-30 08:12:44

Researchers have been working to figure out how jellyfish may benefit from marine ecosystems weakened by climate change and overfishing.Experts and scientists are concerned that an increase in jellyfish populations could prevent depleted fish stocks from recovering to historical levels.European scientists, however, say more data is needed to identify what is happening beneath the sea.Researchers from Ireland and the UK, who have been collecting samples from the Irish Sea since 1970, said they...

2010-10-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and American Heart Association today announced changes to guidelines for administering first aid. Among the revisions are updated recommendations for the treatment of snake bites, anaphylaxis (shock), jellyfish stings and severe bleeding. The First Aid Guidelines are being published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo:...

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2010-10-12 11:47:23

Despite its primitive structure, the North American comb jellyfish can sneak up on its prey like a high-tech stealth submarine, making it a successful predator. Researchers, including one from the University of Gothenburg, have now been able to show how the jellyfish makes itself hydrodynamically 'invisible'. The North American comb jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi has long been known to consume vast quantities of zooplankton. A few years ago the species became established in Northern Europe. Like...

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2010-07-16 09:57:23

Jellyfish moved into the oceans off the coast of southwest Africa when the sardine population crashed. Now another small fish is living in the oxygen-depleted zone part-time and turning the once ecologically dead-end jellyfish into dinner, according to an international team of scientists. "Originally there were sardines in the area but over fishing caused the sardine population to collapse in the 1960s and 1970s," said Victoria A. Braithwaite, professor of fisheries and biology, Penn State....


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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