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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...

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2008-09-11 12:05:00

By ANNE LUCEY Its eerie blue hue was attracting plenty of curious onlookers who crowded around a glass jar - but its sting could be deadly. A poisonous Portuguese Man O' War has been found alive in Irish waters, sparking fears that larger swarms could follow. The discovery, in a lobster pot off the Kerry coast at the weekend, could mean more of the fish are on their way here, a marine biologist has warned. Kevin Flannery, who specializes in exotic fish and is attached to Dingle's...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Nicolai, Nancy Smeins, Fred E; Cook, Jerry L ABSTRACT. - Vegetation composition is often dictated by grazing intensity in semiarid savannas; recovery following drought may depend on pre drought species composition. Nests of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, affect the dynamics, composition and recovery of post drought communities due to their larger size, greater seed production and higher perennial grass richness. We hypothesized that vegetation at ant nests would survive...

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2008-08-18 16:43:44

Researchers trying to determine whether nature or nurture determines an ant's status in the colony have found a surprising answer. Both. Nature (that is, the ant's genetic makeup) and nurture (what it eats, for example) play a role in determining the fate of the Florida harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex badius, a resilient creature found in many parts of the southeastern United States. The research team included scientists from the University of Illinois, the University of Arizona, Linfield College...

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...

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...

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2008-08-04 06:15:00

By Elisabeth Rosenthal 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 were treated for stings, and 11 were taken to hospitals. From Spain...

2008-08-02 18:00:21

By Mark Cowan AIR ambulance medics made a mercy dash to London and back to get an antidote for a patient bitten by a snake. The woman, from Stafford, was taken to hospital after being bitten by an adder while out walking near the Millford Common area of Cannock Chase on Monday. Despite a national shortage of antidote for the snake's venom, the medical team tracked down the medicine at the toxicology unit at Guy's Hospital, in London. The County Air Ambulance set off from their...

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...

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2008-02-16 09:05:00

For years, Mediterranean beaches have been plagued by jellyfish. Now scientists are reporting that the problem is far worse than they had feared - and that a new generation of the poisonous creatures is poised to overwhelm the sea. A deadly sea change Perhaps you thought that jellyfish were a summer hazard of Mediterranean beaches, freak invaders that spoil your enjoyment of your favourite southern holiday resorts - but only momentarily, and only if you are unlucky. Well, if so, be warned....


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2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and Hawaii. They inhabit warmer areas and can often be seen entering human habitations and other shelters...

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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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2007-07-16 16:18:12

The Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), also known as the Haitian Solenodon or Agouta, is a solenodon found only on the island of Hispaniola, part of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Currently, the solenodon may only be surviving in two places in the Dominican Republic: Jaragua and Del Este National Parks. Its presence in Los Haitises National Park is inferred but unconfirmed. It was discovered in 1833. The Hispaniolan Solenodon belongs to the order Soricomorpha and the family...

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2007-01-19 11:47:34

The Cuban Solenodon (Solenodon cubanus), known as the Almiqui in Cuba, is a soricomorph native to Cuba. It belongs to the family Solenodontidae along with a similar species, the Hispaniola Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus). The solenodon is unusual among mammals in that its saliva is venomous. Appearance With small eyes, and dark brown to black hair, it is sometimes compared to a shrew. It most closely resembles members of the family Tenrecidae, of Madagascar. It is 16 to 22 inches (40...

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2007-01-02 11:41:40

The Beaded Lizard or Mexican Beaded Lizard, Heloderma horridum, is a venomous lizard found in Mexico and the southern United States. Adult Mexican Beaded Lizards range from 13 to 18 inches in length. Until recently, the beaded lizard and the Gila Monster were the only two lizards known to be venomous. Research showed that some iguanas and monitors are also venomous. The beaded lizards' venom is similar to that of some snakes (e.g. the western diamondback rattler).

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