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2011-07-22 09:15:00

It has long been believed that applying urine to jellyfish stings is the best quick treatment for painful jellyfish stings. However, according to the British Red Cross, this may not be the case. The group said the myth of urine being the best immediate way to treat a jellyfish sting is just that -- a myth. It advises anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish to use a much simpler method of combating the painful stings. "A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat...

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...

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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...

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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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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. The Nomura jellyfish, the largest of the creatures, can be up to two meters in diameter and can weigh up to 450 pounds. The venom of these jellyfish can ruin a whole day's catch by killing fish stung when entangled with them in the maze of nets. Fisherman Taiichiro Hamano told the Associated Press, "Some fishermen have just stopped fishing. When you pull in the nets and see...

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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, BBC News reported. Experts say one of the types of jellyfish discovered in the Arctic, which is isolated from much of the water elsewhere on the globe, is completely new to science. The Canadian Basin is one area of the Arctic that is cut off by deep-sea ridges that isolate any species there from other...

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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...

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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...

2008-07-26 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...


Latest Scyphozoa Reference Libraries

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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 16:04:02

Fungia scruposa is a species of mushroom coral that lives a single individual rather than as a colony. It starts out life as a small disk attached to dead coral or rock, but by the time it reaches about 1 inch in diameter, it becomes detached. The adult has a single polyp that reaches up to 10 inches in diameter. This is the first species of coral that has been observed eating jellyfish. While most of its diet consists of bacteria and mesozooplankton, it does take larger marine life,...

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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...

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2009-06-19 13:00:04

The White-spotted jellyfish is also known as the Australian spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata). The jellyfish feeds primarily on assorted snail species and thrives in the southwestern Pacific. The bell of the White-spotted jellyfish averages 17-19 inches in diameter but there had been a maximum reported size of 24 inches. However, on Sunset Beach in North Carolina in October, 2007, a White-spotted jellyfish was found on the shore measuring in at 28 inches, perhaps the largest to...

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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...

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