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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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2010-06-09 14:21:49

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a new sea anemone that is thought to have established itself in Swedish waters. Larvae from similar anemones cause skin problems for sea bathers in the USA. Researchers at the Department of Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg have been following the invasion of the American comb jellyfish, Mnemiopsis, for several years. They have now discovered that it contains larvae from another species: a sea anemone that lives on it as...

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2008-05-13 00:05:00

Researchers from Louisiana State University have developed a way to destroy unwanted animals and plants that reside in the ballast waters of cargo vessels. The scientists found that a continuous microwave system removed all marine life within the water tanks. According to the U.N., "invasive species" dispersed by ballast water discharges are one of the four main threats to the world's marine ecosystems. The agency's data shows that five billion tons of ballast water is transferred...


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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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