Using a small robotic sub, scientists from Columbia University have captured rare video of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea near Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The footage came as a complete surprise to the researchers, who weren’t expecting to see jellyfish during the Arctic winter.
If you’ve ever seen a jellyfish in the wild, at an aquarium, or in one of those 11-minute-long relaxation videos on YouTube, you’ve probably wondered: What are jellyfish trying to do? What is their goal? The answer is not entirely obvious, as these barely sentient blobs seem to senselessly ferry themselves from one…
Stings from a Portuguese man o’ war are as common as they are dangerous, yet there’s a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o’ war (Physalia species) shouldn’t be treated any differently than stings from…
Researchers working in the South Pacific have captured stunning footage of a deep-sea jellyfish that looks like a flying saucer with tentacles.
Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the ‘ass-blaster’ version from “Tremors 3?” another member pondered. “Aliens sent here to…
This is certainly a much better idea than a message that self-destructs after you read it (we’re looking at you, Inspector Gadget).
Researchers working near the Mariana Trench have captured footage of a jellyfish that boggles the imagination.
Jellyfish don’t have a brain or a heart or blood and can’t see or hear and yet they’ve managed to stick around in our oceans for 600 million years and have survived five mass extinctions. These drifting blobs are awesome and especially awesome to look at. Deep Look examines why.
We’ve seen the Jellyfish Lake in Palau before, but man if it’s not one of the most stunning places in the world. There are million of jellyfishes in the water and even when you see this video and know that it’s completely real, your brain automatically forces itself to believe that it’s CGI and fake.
The Avegant Glyph is a strange headset we tried back at CES. It's close to virtual reality, but it's not true VR. It's a sort of semi-immersive video experience paired with high-quality audio. We tried the newest prototype and, even better, the new Jellyfish headset based on the same Glyph tech. It was fun as hell.
If you have trouble keeping a goldfish alive in a simple bowl, the odds of you successfully maintaining a jellyfish are slim to none. But why go to the trouble of setting up a saltwater tank, acclimatizing your new pets, and feeding them planktonic eggs when Hexbug now has a perfectly believable robotic jellyfish…
The Portuguese man-of-war, also known as the weirdest looking creature with the coolest name, was captured in an up close video that shows how stunning this colorful alien-looking, not jellyfish, blown-up balloon can be. I can't believe these things live on the same planet that we do.
Meet Keesingia gigas, one of a pair of new species of Irukandji jellyfish recently discovered off the coast of Western Australia. It's confusing researchers because it appears not to have any tentacles.
Cnidarians like anemones and jellyfish extend nematocysts, stinging organelles capable of shooting venom into another creature. The nematocysts are too small and move too quickly to be seen by the naked eye—but now they've been captured through a microscope with a high-speed camera.
If you've ever been stung by a jellyfish, you'll know how incredibly painful it is—but you might not know why. In fact, their tentacles are covered in explosive cells that are like miniature hypodermic syringes filled with venom—and in this video, you can see how they work in microscopic slow motion.
If you find yourself wandering around Liverpool in the middle of the night, you might be surprised to happen upon a warehouse with a glowing blue door. Inside, you'll see countless live jellyfish floating peacefully in the unlikely setting. It's not a hallucination. It's art.
Ctenophores, also known as the "comb jellies", are an ancient phyla of animals. They have no HOX genes, at least some of which are present in every other animal except themselves and sponges. They lack many of the basic immune system adaptations common to all other animals, including sponges.
Bao's father told him that it was a shame that he would never see the Northern Lights back on Earth, but Bao thought it a shame that the folks back on Earth would never see the twin flights of the luminous fleets of jelly-ships as they circled the planet.
This video of Nana Trongratanawong "surrounded by millions of golden jellyfish during a freedive at Jellyfish Lake, Palau." Although you can't see them, that "millions" figure is not an exaggeration: "Millions of golden jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily."
Of the many problems on Earth, here are two: there are too many jellyfish in the seas, and there are too many diapers in our landfills. An Israeli nanotech start-up called Cine'al says it has found the answer to both in Hydromash, a super-absorbent material made from the bodies of jellyfish. But why stop at diapers?…