The Irish word for jellyfish, smugairle rΓ³in, translates literally as 'seal snot'. dailyedge.ie/the-irish-wo…
In early 1990s, NASA sent jellyfish to space to test how spaceflight would affect their development. The jellies did not develop the proper gravity-sensing capabilities and had trouble figuring how to swim around in normal gravity, with abnormal pulsing and movement when returned to Earth. popsci.com/article/techno…
Jellyfish have one hole for everything: they have a single "mouth" where they consume food, excrete waste, and reproduce. marinesciencetoday.com/20…
Today I learned of Bathykorus bouilloni, commonly referred to as the Darth Vader jellyfish. These transparent deep-sea jellies are found in the Arctic Ocean at depths below 1,000m (3,300ft). They got their unique nickname due to their body shape closely resembling that of Darth Vader's famous helmet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The original code names for the British beaches on D-Day were: Gold, Sword, Jelly and Band as in Goldfish, Swordfish, Jellyfish and Bandfish. Churchill disapproved of the name "Jelly" and renamed it "Juno". Band beach was not invaded; instead the troops landed on Sword. youtube.com/watch?v=5z-Cj…
In 1991, NASA conducted an experiment involving sending over 2,000 jellyfish polyps into space. When the experiment was over, about 60,000 jellyfish were produced. Unfortunately, the jellyfish couldn't function in our normal ocean environment because of the gravity difference. parade.com/216994/linzlow…
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark developed a technique to dry out dead jellyfish tentacles and make a chip out of them. The exotic snack’s texture is said to be gristly. newatlas.com/jellyfish-cr…
Baby jellyfish grow from a tube in a process called strobilation. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
The Portuguese Man of War is not a jellyfish, but a colony of multiple organisms! nationalgeographic.com/an…
The Golden Jellyfish living in Jellyfish lake in Palau has symbiotic algae living inside them which produce nutrients through photosynthesis which they share with the Jellyfish. The Jellyfish then migrates through the marine lake making sure that the algae get all the sunlight they need. coralreefpalau.org/resear…
Today I learned about Salps - a jellyfish relative. They asexually reproduce chains of clones who are all female, which then detach and breed sexually. After giving birth to a single asexual offspring they become male, while the offspring starts the cycle over. rnz.co.nz/national/progra…
There's a jellyfish that undergoes a process called transdifferentiation. Instead of dying, they can reverse its life cycle, earning the name the Immortal Jellyfish - the only known animal to do this. youtu.be/9z8ujpPgUjI?t=63
Irukandji jellyfish are both the smallest and one of the most venomous jellyfish in the world. There stings are so severe they can cause fatal brain hemorrhages and have been described as "100 times as potent as that of a cobra and 1,000 times stronger than a tarantula's". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iru…
Today I learned about glow-in-the-dark kitties. Scientists insert the GFP(green fluorescent protein from jellyfish) gene along with another gene that blocks feline AIDS, into the cat's unfertilized eggs. When the eggs are fertilized, glowing cats are produced, which means that they also have the anti-AIDS gene. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The irukandji jellyfish is probably the smallest jellyfish, and the most venomous thing on earth. barrierreefaustralia.com/…
Today I learned about the Irukandji jellyfish, a small and venomous jellyfish, that lives off the Australian coast. A sting, which initially feels like a mosquito bite, escalates to "Irukandji Syndrome", causing pain, cramping, headaches, vomiting, anxiety, and an impending sense of doom. roaring.earth/irukandji-j…
The Portuguese Man o’ War is actually technically not a jellyfish. It’s actually a bunch of smaller organisms that can’t survive on their own and work together to function as one animal. api.nationalgeographic.co…
In 1999, 40 million people suddenly lost power in the Philippines, igniting fears of a possible military coup, only to find out that the cooling pipes of one power grid had sucked up 50 dump truck’s worth of jellyfish which caused the outage. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Marine Biologist, Edith Widder created a device that mimicked the Atolla Jellyfish's alarm (when threatened the jellyfish will emit a light that signals bigger predators to its location). She placed the device in the deep sea along with a camera. To her surprise a giant squid showed up. youtube.com/watch?v=rXkOP…
Today I learned of a lake in West Papua, Indonesia that is filled with jellyfish. These jellyfish have such a minor sting that tourists visiting the island can swim among the jellyfish without any protection. The lake also has a toxic hydrogen sulfide layer that prevents deep diving activities. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There is a species of jellyfish whose sting inflicts the victim with an impending sense of doom. The sensatation of constant imminent dread is reportedly so severe, patients beg their doctors to kill them to end it. wikipedia.org/wiki/Irukan…
Jellyfish are part of the Physium Cnidaria (which also includes Corals) and start their life as Larva that hooks to the ground and can reproduce asexually. The part we know as a Jellyfish "spawns" once it reaches adult size and reproduces normally. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
Lightning can appear high above thunderstorms near the edge of space. Called "Sprites", the red lightning can be dozens of miles wide and is often shaped like jellyfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Nudibranchs (sea slugs) can steal the sting of their prey. They do this my eating the tentacles of a jellyfish for example and storing the stinging cells for later use. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
The world’s most venomous animal: a jellyfish, kills by microscopically punching through red-blood cells, releasing potassium and thus, a natural β€œlethal injection” occurs. Death can occur in as few as two minutes. abc.net.au/science/articl…
There are harmless freshwater jellyfish the size of quarters living in some Ohio lakes. wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay…
Jellyfish Can Shut Down Nuclear Reactors nationalgeographic.com/en…
Today I learned of irukandji syndrome. Caused by irukandji jellyfish venom, it has an unusual symptom where the victim has a feeling of "impending doom." The victim is so sure they are going to die, that they ask the doctors to kill them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iru…
Even animals like jellyfish that lack brains need to snooze. Biologists have discovered that like people, jellyfish hit the hay & have the same trouble we do waking up. Because these creatures are very low on the animal family tree, the work suggests that the ability to sleep evolved quite early sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
, in 1991 NASA sent 2478 jellyfish polyps to space. They were kept in flasks and bags that contained artificial seawater, which were injected with chemicals that encouraged them to reproduce. By the end of the experiment, there were about 60,000 jellyfish in the Earth’s orbit. lsda.jsc.nasa.gov/Experim…
The Portuguese man o’ war is not actually a jellyfish, but a hydrozoan siphonophore. It's also not just one organism. It is made up of separate polyp organism colonies called zooids, each serving a specific purpose, like forming tentacles for locomotion or controlling digestion. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Jellyfish are considered plankton because they cannot swim against the current en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The Atolla jellyfish is bioluminescent. When attacked, it will launch a series of flashes, whose function is to draw predators who will be more interested in the attacker than itself. This has earned the animal the nickname "alarm jellyfish". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ato…
Space-born jellyfish couldn't figure out how to deal with gravity when they came back to Earth cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/…
There are freshwater jellyfish in the Landlocked state of Arkansas thv11.com/article/news/lo…
"Transient Anus" = A butt that only appears when it's needed. Discovered on a jellyfish like creature alive today. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Jellyfish thrive in the man-made disruption of the oceans. Deep-sea trawling has also helped them. The trawlers drag giant nets across the ocean floor pulling up everything indiscriminately: sponges, worms and coral. That leaves an environment in which the jellyfish polyps can breed unchecked. phys.org/news/2019-09-jel…
The deadly Jellyfish Malo Kingi was named after it's first known human victim. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
The Portuguese man o' war isn’t actually a jellyfish, it’s a colonial organism called a siphonophore and is comprised of four different organisms all working as one. mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The Portuguese man o’ war isn’t actually a jellyfish, but a colony of individual organisms called zooids, each with a different function within the β€˜body’ wikipedia.org/wiki/Portug…
Jellyfish will almost disappear if left out in the sun. Because they're 98% water, they mostly evaporate into thin air animals.howstuffworks.com…
'Plankton' is not a single species, but is instead an umbrella term used to refer to any lifeform that drifts with the ocean currents, including microorganisms like bacteria and algae, as well as larger creatures like jellyfish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
Today I learned of Ferdinando Boero, a jellyfish expert who was also a fan of Frank Zappa. He reached out to Zappa asking if he'd be ok with a jellyfish named in his honor, to which Zappa replied saying "there is nothing I would like better than having a jellyfish with my name". So it was named Phialella zappai en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Jellyfish Can Be as Big as an Adult Human smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Jellyfish reproduce sexually creating a plantula larva, that hooks itself to the seafloor. It develops into a polyp resembling a "miniature sea anemone", which then reproduces asexually, cloning itself. After months to years, they leave the seafloor as ephyra, eventually maturing into medusa. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The code names for the beaches to be taken by UK forces on D-Day were named after types of fish: Goldfish, Swordfish and Jellyfish, abbreviated to Gold, Sword and Jelly. Churchill "disapproved of the name Jelly for a beach on which so many men might die", and so changed the name to Juno. wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_B…
There is a species of jellyfish called the Immortal Jellyfish that can transform back into a baby (polyp) when it's near the brink of death. uw360.asia/the-immortal-j…
There exist jellyfish relatives that parasitize fish eggs and grow "inside out", with guts on the outside and skin on the inside. They evert themselves into a more normal arrangement shortly before exiting the eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
That, since jellyfish are 94-98 percent water, they will evaporate if exposed fully to the sun for a few hours. impexsoftdesign.com/index…

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