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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, and now another small fish is living in the oxygen-depleted zone part-time and turning the once ecologically dead-end jellyfish into dinner.

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2010-06-09 14:21:49

Researchers have discovered a new sea anemone that is thought to have established itself in Swedish waters, and larvae from similar anemones cause skin problems for sea bathers in the USA.

2010-05-19 06:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Ninety-two percent of homes own a Bible -- but what's in it? Enter VeggieTales legend Phil Vischer and WHAT'S IN THE BIBLE?, his new 13-DVD series from Tyndale House Publishers.

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2010-03-16 07:00:00

Scientists trying to catch a glimpse of what the underbelly of an ice sheet in Antarctica looks like got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a shrimp-like amphipod and a jellyfish thriving in the subfreezing dark water.

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2009-11-19 08:39:05

With thousands of stinging cells that can emit deadly venom from tentacles that can reach ten feet in length, the 50 or so species of box jellyfish have long been of interest to scientists and to the public.

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2009-11-16 06:45:00

Fishermen have been pulling net after net of jellyfish out of the ocean off the coast of Kokonogi, Japan recently.

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2009-09-01 13:00:00

Scientists have published new descriptions of a range of jelly-like animals that were originally filmed and photographed during a series of dives in the deep oceans of the Arctic in 2005.

2009-07-30 16:21:27

Jellyfish and other small swimming marine creatures can have a huge impact on ocean mixing, researchers in California report. Increasingly, scientists have been thinking about the possible role ocean animals may play in larger-scale ocean mixing, the process by which layers of water interact to distribute heat, nutrients and gases throughout the oceans, California Institute of Technology researchers said Thursday in a release. The perspective we usually take is how the ocean -- by its...

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2009-07-29 15:10:00

The ocean's smallest swimming animals, such as jellyfish, can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing, researchers have discovered.

2009-06-25 13:15:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Jellyfish Squish(TM), an FDA compliant solution that works within minutes to relieve the pain of jellyfish stings, was recently proved to be effective on stings caused by the Portuguese man-of-war. Jellyfish Squish(TM) is produced by Coastal Solutions, Inc.


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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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