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Giant species of jellyfish found on Australian beach (video)

Hobart - A family were collecting shells on a beach in Howden, south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia when they found a giant, as yet unknown, species of jellyfish. The jellyfish is now being described as a type of “snotty” jellyfish and is 1.5 meters across.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Jellyfish bloom ‘like flowers’

Scientists are trying to understand why, in the spring, jellyfish emerge in the sea in high numbers. The effect has been described as "blooming like flowers." A biochemical trigger is thought to play a part.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight

Paris - Inspired by nature and by the aviation pioneers of the early 20th century, scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.The tiny, ultra-light lab machine, weighing just 2.1 grammes (0.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Jellyfish drones on track to make waves in the sky

Researchers at NYU have developed a jellyfish-like drone prototype based on a simple, four-winged design that can flap 20 times per second. Mimicking the swimming motion of jellyfish, the robot is capable of stable flight at a relatively small scale.
In the Media by Craig Boehman

Jellyfish in high numbers around the beaches of the Mediterranean

An Italian biologist reckons it could be the result of climate change or overfishing. Whatever the reason, there are many more jellyfish than normal hanging around the beaches of the Med this year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Marine life saved, relocated following Hurricane Sandy

Newport - New York and New Jersey were not the only areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy, in fact, Rhode Island's Save the Bay Aquarium was heavily damaged, leaving 300 animals homeless.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Artificial jellyfish could potentially save lives

Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish that could potentially save lives in the future. The jellyfish is made out of transparent elastic silicone, which could help form future organic organs.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 1 comment

Israel beaches face invasion of jellyfish Special

Every summer millions of Israelis and tourists head to the beaches along the Mediterranean coast looking for relief from the blazing Middle Eastern heat but a growing menace is keeping them out of the water.
Digital Journal Report by Darren Weir - 12 comments

How do jellyfish sting? New research provides an answer

Heidelberg - One question that scientists have never fully unravelled is how the sting of jellyfish works and why the stings of different species ‘sting’ differently. Some new research conducted by Heidelberg University provides some answers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

How jellyfish can influence climate change

Swimming marine animals, such as jellyfish, influence Earth's climate by mixing cold and warm ocean water and by boosting the rate heat travels through the seas, according to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researchers.
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