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2011-11-17 08:00:00

Riding the wind and ocean currents, hordes of blue, alien-like creatures descend upon South Florida's shoreline, entangling beach goers in poisonous tentacles and delivering painful stings by the hundreds. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Each invader, in fact, isn't an "it" but a "they" â” a colony of organisms that combine to create a single entity, the Portuguese man-of-war. The seafaring wanderer with the neon-blue gas bag and tentacles as long as 30 feet seems...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Company product line announces expansion in response to world wide market demand. Newly formulated 5% acetic acid pain relief solution to meet dermatologist recommended, safe, effective jellyfish sting first aid protocol. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Ocean Care Solutions, specializing in State of the Art Marine Life First Aid Kits, is announcing the addition of a newly formulated jellyfish sting relief solution to their signature line of marine sting products. Ocean Care Solutions'...

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2011-08-03 11:05:00

Researchers studying the African Crested Rat have found that it uses an ingenious tool to ward off predators. The rodent consumes a poisonous plant toxin and spits the saliva onto sponge-like hairs on its fur. Jonathan Kingdon and colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and University of Oxford published their observations of this study online in the Proceedings of The Royal Society B. When attacked by predators, the rat puts on a dramatic...

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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...

2011-06-29 07:35:00

HONOLULU, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, summertime means day trips and vacations to the beach. It also means those vacationers are at risk of jellyfish stings. Over Memorial Day Weekend in Central Florida alone, hundreds of ocean-goers were victims of painful jellyfish stings. StingOUT(TM) is a new product designed to soothe the extremely painful sting of the box jellyfish, considered the most venomous marine creature, and the Portuguese man-of-war, which has been found in waters...

2011-06-18 00:01:05

Many people associate fear and anxiety when bees are nearby that could result in a painful sting. Bee Screen provides a virtual "sting free" zone for parents, children and the entire family (including pets). Approximately 20,000,000 people in the USA are highly allergic to bee stings. Bee Screen will help reduce the risk of serious injury resulting from an allergic reaction due to a bee sting. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 All of the honey a bee creates during its lifetime does not...

2011-05-26 08:44:00

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Window World Cares, the charitable foundation of the nation's largest replacement window company, Window World, Inc., is partnering with Cie Games, a leading developer of high-quality online social games, to feature the 2011 'Stinger' concept car to fans of its 'Car Town' game on Facebook. The Stinger pays tribute to the Indy 500's very first winner, Ray Harroun, and his 1911 Marmon Wasp. (Photo:...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

Therapik® provides bug bite relief and bug bite treatment, in a new, mess-free, drug-free and eco-friendly way. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 The FDA confirmed the following: Therapik® is indicated for use to provide temporary bug bite relief, from the pain and itching resulting from insect stings and bites from bees, wasps and mosquitoes, by increasing localized blood flow. Eco-friendly, as well as drug-free and mess-free, Therapik® uses directed heat to...


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Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

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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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2006-12-12 11:27:08

The platypus is a semi-aquatic endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'