Tag: Jellyfish

Jellyfish Prove That You Don't Need A Brain To Sleep: So What?

Three CalTech graduate students proved through research that even brainless jellyfish also need to sleep. They discovered that a genus of jellyfish known as the Cassiopea displayed sleep-like behavior similar to humans at night.

Animals September 22, 2017

Internet-Recommended Treatments For Jellyfish Sting Increase Pain: What Remedy Works Best?

Stung by jellyfish? Research says remedies such as pouring saltwater, scraping of tentacles, and applying ice on affected area do not alleviate but only increase the pain.

Animals March 21, 2017

NOAA Spots UFO-Looking Jellyfish, Other Astounding Life Forms In Latest Sea Dive

A cosmic jellyfish, Venus flytrap anemone, and a range of mollusks are among the curious finds of the NOAA in its latest sea dives. The expedition in the American Samoa, a remote region of the Pacific.

Animals March 3, 2017

Protective Coating Lets Lobsters Avoid Stings When Eating Jellyfish

Before lobsters reach your table, they have some growing up to do. And a big part of that growing up is eating jellyfish stingers without getting hurt.

Animals August 26, 2016

Sea Lice Invade Summer Waters In Gulf Coast Beaches

Public authorities have warned about sea lice outbreaks on Florida beaches, with sea lice stings linked to rashes and even flu-like symptoms. Here's what you should know about sea lice infestations.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

Discovery of New Jellyfish Species In Mariana Trench Proves There Is Much To Know About The World’s Oceans

NOAA researchers have found a new species of deep-sea jellyfish during an expedition to the Marian Trench. Its discovery helps prove the idea that there more things people don't know about the Earth's oceans.

Animals May 3, 2016

Best Way To Treat Jellyfish Stings Is By Using Hot Packs Or Hot Water

What's a better way to treat jellyfish stings: cold or hot water? For two Hawaiian researchers, the answer is the latter, and it has to do with the nature of jellyfish venom.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2016

Space Jellyfish? NOAA Captures Video Of New Species That Looks Like An Alien Spaceship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spotted an alien-looking jellyfish during the first leg of its deep-sea mission at the Mariana Trench. The jellyfish is believed to be from the genus Crossota.

Animals May 1, 2016

Thousands Of Jellyfish Invade South Florida Beach

Thousands of jellyfish invaded a South Florida beach, turning the shore into a bed of blue sea critters. Cleanup is in process, but in the mean time, authorities asked the public to take extra caution to prevent possible injuries.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2016

Moon Jellyfish Age Backwards Just Like Benjamin Button

Just like Fitzgerald’s famous character Benjamin Button, the squishy moon jellyfish has remarkable powers of transformation and regeneration, a new study revealed. The jellyfish can also form multitudes of clones.

Animals March 6, 2016

DNA Sequencing Reveals Parasite Myxozoan Could Be A Tiny Jellyfish

A new study revealed that the Myxozoa are actually tiny jellyfish that went through degeneration. Scientists said the discovery could change the way we understand the evolution of animals.

Animals November 19, 2015

Jellyfish Suction Might Be The Key To Designing Speedier Submarines

For decades, scientists have thought that jellyfish move through water by pushing against it. But now, a team of researchers at Stanford have discovered that jellyfish suck in water to propel themselves through the depths of the ocean - and their movements might be the key to engineering speedier underwater craft.

Animals November 6, 2015

Swimming Trick Of Jellyfish And Lampreys Holds Key To Better Underwater Robots

Jellyfish and lampreys were found to pull themselves in the water as their unique swimming trick. Experts said the new discovery could help improve the way scientists develop underwater robots.

Earth/Environment November 5, 2015

Jellyfish and Lampreys Use Surprising Swimming Trick To Efficiently Move Through Waters

Rather than pushing themselves, jellyfish and lampreys were found to pull themselves forward by producing low pressure region ahead of them. Such mechanism could reveal why these creatures are highly efficient swimmers.

Animals November 4, 2015

Jellyfish Numbers In UK Waters At Record High

Experts warned that the number of jellyfish off the beaches of UK is likely to soar this year. It remains unclear what causes the phenomenon.

Animals August 20, 2015

Scientists Are 'Milking' Deadly Jellyfish For Medicine

How does one milk a deadly jellyfish? Scientists have come up with a more effective method for harvesting venom from jellyfish that they can use to develop better anti-venoms and other new drugs.

August 11, 2015

Jellyfish In The Sky Or UFO? 'Jellyfish' UFO Spotted In Netherlands

Harry Perton captured a bizarre object that appeared like a jellyfish-shaped UFO with his camera. The image has prompted speculations on what the object really was.

Space June 4, 2015

New Study Finds Jellyfish Swim Actively Against Current, Possess Advanced Orientation Abilities

Jellyfish aren't as laid back as they would appear, actively deciding where they want to go and even going against the current if needed, according to a study.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2015

Tagged Jellyfish Reveal Swimming Superpowers

Jellyfish are able to detect water current and swim against it, according to a new study. What else can this research tell us about the animals?

January 23, 2015

Mushroom-shaped deep-sea creatures look like ALIENS - What are they really?

A pair of unusual creatures was discovered in the waters of Australia, unlike nearly any other known animal.

Animals September 4, 2014

Weird jellyfish-like creatures still taking over West Coast beaches

Blue sea creatures at the mercy of the winds are being driven ashore on beaches along the West Coast. The creatures are Velella velella, also known as "by-the-wind-sailors"

Animals August 22, 2014

Why are these mysterious blue creatures washing up on West Coast shores?

Small jelly-fish like creatures, called velella velella, are washing up on California beaches. Scientists suggest that it has something to do with wind currents, but could also be a result of Earth's temperature.

Internet Culture August 22, 2014

Video: Jellyfish stings up close will make you cringe

Try not to imagine the feeling of these poisonous needles driving into your skin.

Internet Culture August 21, 2014

Mysterious jellyfish-like creatures swarm on California shores

Velella velella, a variety of strange marine creatures resembling jellyfish, are washing up on the shores of the Pacific northwest of the United States.

Animals August 3, 2014

Mysterious blue sea creatures on California shores are known as Velella velella

Marine scientists call the unusual-looking blue creatures found in California shores "Velella velella" which may have been washed up on the beaches because of the wind.

Earth/Environment August 2, 2014

'Aliens of the sea' regrow body parts in a unique floating lab

DNA can now be quickly sequenced at sea, thanks to researchers from the University of Florida. This could make it possible to map genetic codes of thousands of species.

Animals April 30, 2014

Monster jellyfish discovery in Tasmania stuns biologists

A giant jellyfish, measuring five feet across, washed up on the shores of Tasmania. But why are people calling it "Big snotty?"

Animals February 11, 2014

Jellyfish-inspired flying robot developed by NYU team

Engineers at the New York University (NYU) have built a jellyfish-inspired flying robot.

FUTURE TECH November 27, 2013

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