Jellyfish

Find out everything there is to know about jellyfish and stay updated on the latest jellyfish news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and jellyfish pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about jellyfish.
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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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Two Venomous Jellies Discovered in Australia
Box jellyfish
August 13th, 2014
Two new species of jellyfish have been discovered off the coast of Western Australia. One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
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Secret Lives of Flower Hat Jellyfish Revealed
An adult flower-hat jelly
July 17th, 2014
For decades, flower hat jellyfish managed to keep their early lives a secret. But scientists finally watched the species grow in an aquarium.
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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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Mistaken Identity: 'Sea Anemone' Is Actually New Type of Animal
The newly named Relicanthidae sea creature, which lives near hydrothermal vents, was previously thought to be a giant sea anemone (order Actiniaria). New research places this animal in a new order.
May 16th, 2014
A newly reformed "tree of life" for anemones revealed an errant branch: It turns out that one of the creatures classified as an anemone is actually the first discovered in a new order of animals, the equivalent of the first member of primates.
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Puzzling New Animals Look Like Deep-Sea Mushrooms
Dendrogramma
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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Deadly Jellyfish Blooms Predictable, New Study Finds
Irukandji jellyfish in a vial
May 13th, 2014
Jellyfish that cause an unpleasant and sometimes fatal illness can be predicted, new research finds. The results could lead to the closing of beaches during times when winds allow more jellies to float near shore.
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