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Weird Mucus Parasites Are Actually Jellyfish
Spores from the myxozoan <em>Kudoa iwatai</em> (left); this group was found to be closely related to jellyfish, like the moon jelly (<em>Aurelia aurita</em>, right).
November 17th, 2015
Teensy parasites called "mucus animals" are actually degenerated jellyfish that sport little stinging cells but no mouth or gut. The finding could expand scientists' definition of the animal kingdom, the researchers say.
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Jersey Shore Situation: Man-of-War 'Jellyfish' Pays a Visit
A man-of-war jellyfish on the beach.
June 23rd, 2015
The Jersey Shore is the place to be this summer (if you're a dead sea creature).
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Live Jellyfish Cam Offers Stunning Views of Sea Nettles
sea nettles
November 14th, 2014
If you're bored with all the vertebrates in your wildlife-cam media diet, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is now streaming mesmerizing live footage of its jellyfish.
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Ancient Jellies Had Spiny Skeletons, No Tentacles
Ancient comb jellies (representatives of four groups shown in this illustration) sported skeletonized body parts, researchers have found.
July 10th, 2015
Ancient gelatinous animals that resemble Christmas tree ornaments were protected by hard, spiny skeletons and lacked the trademark tentacles of today's jellies, fossils of the long-dead jellyfishlike creatures suggest.
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Jellyfish Swarms: Bellwethers of Environmental Change
Jellyfish swarm in the Gulf of Mexico
September 11th, 2014
Human activities are promoting giant jellyfish swarms.
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Lowly Jellyfish Uses High-Tech Strategy to Find Food
Barrel Jellyfish
August 5th, 2014
The barrel jellyfish, isn't just the largest jelly found in the waters around the United Kingdom, it's also one of the animal kingdom's most strategic searchers, according to a new study.
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How Not to Get Stung by a Portuguese Man-of-War
A man of war in the water.
July 1st, 2015
Like cast members on a distasteful reality show, Portuguese man-of-war "jellyfish" are descending upon the Jersey Shore in increasing numbers.
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Billions of Blue Jellyfish Setting Sail for Beaches
May 26th, 2015
Billions of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella, could wash ashore in coming months because of favorable water temperatures and onshore winds.
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Puzzling New Animals Look Like Deep-Sea Mushrooms
September 3rd, 2014
Mysterious new animals discovered offshore of Australia are so unusual that an entire new taxonomic family was created to classify them.
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