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Cyro Jellyfish Robot Swims Autonomously
2013-03-28 18:55:37

[ Watch the Video: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created an autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man. Cyro is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the team unveiled back in 2012 dubbed RoboJelly, which was about the size of a man's hand. The latest robotic ocean dweller is 5-foot-7-inches in length and weighs 170 pounds. "A larger vehicle...

Experts Say Reports Of Increasing Jellyfish Populations Unjustified
2013-01-01 10:47:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A widely held perception of a global increase in jellyfish has been challenged by a new international study led by the University of Southampton. Jellyfish proliferations, or blooms, have a visible and substantial impact on coastal populations, including clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists, and even choked cooling intake pipes for power plants. A perception that the world's oceans are experiencing trending...

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...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL By Elisabeth Rosenthal The New York Times BARCELONA, Spain Blue patrol boats crisscross the swimming areas of beaches here with their huge nets skimming the water's surface. The yellow flags that urge caution and the red flags that prohibit swimming because of risky currents are sometimes topped now with blue ones warning of a new danger: swarms of jellyfish. In a period of hours during a day a couple of weeks ago, 300 people on Barcelona's bustling beaches...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

If you go down to the beach this summer you could be in for a painful surprise. Because moon, blue, compass and lion's mane jellyfish are thought to be having their own vacation on the Lincolnshire coast. Climate change is resulting in British waters becoming warmer, encouraging more of the creatures to visit the county's shoreline. Some have already been spotted but the Marine Conservation Society now wants is asking county holiday-makers to record any sightings of the slippery...

2008-07-26 00:00:23

If you go down to the beach this summer - you could be in for a painful surprise. Because moon, blue, compass and lion's mane jellyfish are thought to be having their own vacation on the Lincolnshire coast. Climate change is resulting in British waters becoming warmer, encouraging more of the creatures to visit the county's shoreline. Some have already been spotted but the Marine Conservation Society now wants holiday-makers to record sightings of the slippery stingers. Rachel Shaw of...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Bill Bleyer, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 19--Lifeguards at East Hampton's Peconic Bay beaches have been issued an unusual piece of equipment this summer: spray bottles filled with a mixture of vinegar and salt water. It's the best defense against the pain caused by the sting of lion's mane jellyfish. Swimmers and lifeguards on Peconic Bay and some Long Island Sound beaches are emerging from the water with painful stings because of an unusually early spike in the jellyfish...

2008-03-04 06:00:10

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Studies of medusan motion reveal secrets of the Earth's first muscle-powered swimmers From the Jetsons to James Bond, flying via jet pack has become an icon of the futuristic way to travel. But jet propulsion is actually older than the Flintstones. It's a standard means of locomotion for jellyfish, the earliest animals to swim the seas using muscles. Jellies have been jet-propelling for at least 550 million years, yet only recently have scientists begun to understand...

2007-01-03 21:00:18

Giant jellyfish have been spotted in large numbers in the usually chilly waters surrounding Norway, an Oslo University scientist reported. Hege Vestheim told the Tonsbergs Blad newspaper that she photographed large numbers of the giant comb jellyfish in Norwegian waters last fall. The comb jellyfish, while not dangerous to humans, eats small newly hatched fish and can devastate marine fisheries by disrupting food chains. They were drifting on the surface everywhere, Vestheim told...

2006-01-19 02:20:00

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO -- A slimy jellyfish weighing as much as a sumo wrestler has Japan's fishing industry in the grip of its poisonous tentacles. Vast numbers of Echizen kurage, or Nomura's jellyfish, have appeared around Japan's coast since July, clogging and ripping fishing nets and forcing fishermen to spend hours hacking them apart before bringing home their reduced catches. Representatives of fishing communities around the country gathered in Tokyo on Thursday, hoping to thrash out...


Latest Lion's mane jellyfish Reference Libraries

750px-Blå_brandmand_(Cyanea_lamarckii)
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...

Aurelia_labiata
2012-04-03 14:23:18

The Moon Jellyfish*, (Aurelia labiata), is a species of jellyfish in the Ulmaridae family. Its range is mostly confined to the northern Pacific Ocean, stretching from the west coast of California to the eastern coast of Japan. This particular species is larger than its relative, Aurelia aurita, but will often swarm in large numbers with them. This species are fed upon by other species of jellyfish, including Phacellophora camtschatica and Cyanea capillata. *Moon Jellyfish is also used...

56_4d2a268cc80be65a9a16981eee409179
2009-06-18 17:16:57

The Lion's Mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is native to the northern regions of the Arctic, Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans; there are very few Lion's Mane jellyfish that can be found farther south than 42 degrees north latitude. The Lion's Mane jellyfish is the largest and longest jellyfish known and one of the longest animals in general. In 1870, a Lion's Mane jellyfish was found washed up on the Massachusetts Bay. The bell (body) of the jellyfish had a diameter of 7 feet and 6 inches...

56_138aeb3353aad5af42b69824d33d119f
2009-06-18 16:54:35

The Granrojo or big red (Tiburonia granrojo), is a newly discovered jellyfish that is apart of the Ulmaridae family, it is the only member of its genus so far that has been identified. The Granrojo is one of the largest sea jellyfish and is uncommon in various ways. The Granrojo has been found all across the Pacific Ocean in Monterey Bay, Japan, Hawaii, and the Sea of Cortez. It lives in the ocean depths of 1,968 feet to 4,921 feet. The Granrojo can measure up to 2 to 3 feet in diameter....

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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