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2009-05-11 13:20:43

"Biomixing" by floating animals churns waters in oceans, seas, lakes If you were to snorkel just before dawn at the popular tropical Pacific destination Jellyfish Lake, you'd have lots of company: millions of golden jellyfish, known to scientists as Mastigias papua, mill around the western half of the lake, waiting for sunrise. With the sun's first rays, Jellyfish Lake, located 550 miles east of the Philippines in the island nation of Palau, comes alive. As the sky brightens in the east, the...

2009-04-02 15:23:43

Since the days of Charles Darwin, researchers are interested in reconstructing the "Tree of Life", and in understanding the development of animal and plant species during their evolutionary history. In the case of vertebrates, this research has already come quite a long way. But there is still much debate about the relationships between the animal groups that made their apparation very early in evolutionary history, probably in the late Precambrian, some 650 million years ago. An...

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2008-12-13 13:55:00

Researchers reported on Friday that huge swarms of stinging jellyfish and similar slimy animals are ruining beaches in Hawaii, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, Australia and elsewhere. According to the report, 150 million people are exposed to jellyfish globally each year, with 500,000 people getting stung in the Chesapeake Bay, off the U.S. Atlantic Coast, alone. There is another 200,000 getting stung every year in Florida, and 10,000 are stung in Australia by the deadly Portuguese...

2008-10-15 15:00:24

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Quincy Bioscience (Madison, WI) announces that Prevagen(R) (http://www.prevagen.com/), a dietary supplement consisting of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin, has displayed great potential to improve memory in healthy human subjects tested. The Prevagen Memory Study included 56 participants that completed a 30-day open-label study (10 mg/day). The findings suggest that supplementation with apoaequorin, a well-known calcium-binding protein, might address the...

2008-10-09 00:00:03

World in brief STOCKHOLM A clever trick borrowed from jellyfish has earned two Americans and a Japanese scientist the Nobel Prize for chemistry. The $1.4m prize recognises Osamu Shimomura, now of Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York, and Roger Tsien, of the University of California, San Diego, for their discoveries with green fluorescent protein (GFP) - the genetic mechanism responsible for luminosity in jellyfish....

2008-09-15 18:00:18

A DEADLY jellyfish has been washed up on Pendine Sands. The Portuguese man o'war was found by holiday maker Chris Englishas he enjoyed a day out at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire. The poisonous creature is abundant off the coast of Pakistan but is not normally found in British waters until later in the year. Recognising it instantly, Mr English, from Exeter, warned his family to stay away. He then told a marine biologist of his find. National Marine Aquarium information officer...

2008-09-12 15:00:14

My sister and her husband left for Brisbane several years ago because their family was already there (Editorial, Sept 9). They bought several reasonably priced acres of land outside the city but the poor soil and hot climate mean it's hard to grow anything. Even the tropical grass dies in summer. They went to the expense of installing six large water tanks, but still occasionally buy water and restrict its use. Any flowers or vegetables nurtured with grey water are ruined by wildlife....

2008-09-03 00:00:00

A rare compass jellyfish found floating just off a holiday beach has been "rescued" by an RNLI lifeguard and given to an aquarium. The jellyfish was spotted in the shallows just off Newquay's Towan Beach. The creature, which is 10in long, is capable of inflicting a painful sting if handled. It is now recovering in a special display at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium. Blue Reef's David Waines said: "Concerned that it may pose a threat to bathers and surfers, the lifeguard caught it and...

2008-08-29 21:00:19

REDLANDS - The fall foreign film series of the Redlands Cinema Classic series, presented by the Margaret Clark Art Education Endowment Fund of the Redlands Art Association, begins with two screenings of "Jellyfish" ("Meduzot"), a film from Israel directed by Etgar Keret. "Jellyfish" will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Both screenings are at the Krikorian Cinema 14 at 340 N. Eureka St., Redlands. "Jellyfish" is a whimsical film that has garnered...

2008-08-14 00:00:00

Beachgoers are being put on alert after a swarm of a huge, deadly species of tropical jellyfish arrived in British waters. Some 18 Portuguese Man o' War have been found off South West beaches in the past seven days. This compares to just six recorded here since 2003. One seven-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after he was badly stung on the leg by a baby fish. The creatures have one metre long tentacles that carry a poisonous sting which causes excruciating pain and can even...


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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