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Posted on Jun 21, 2017

Israeli researchers decipher how jellyfish shoot poisoned arrows
The Jerusalem Post
Uri Shavit of the Technion's Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, “the jellyfish attacks its prey or its enemy by injecting toxic material by thousands of microscopic syringes located on each of its arms. The jellyfish belongs to the family ...

Posted on Jun 21, 2017

PBS NewsHour

6 things you may not know about jellyfish
PBS NewsHour
NewsHour science producers Nsikan Akpan and Julia Griffin recently took a trip to Baltimore to speak with jellyfish expert Jennie Janssen, assistant curator of the Blue Wonders exhibit at the National Aquarium. Here are six little-known facts she wants ...

Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Miami New Times

Video: Behind the Scenes at Miami's Frost Science Museum ...
Miami New Times
There's plenty to explore at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which opened last month in downtown Miami. But the centerpiece of the museum is ...

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Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Quartz

In honor of Cephalopod Week, here are eight fantastic facts about octopuses and their ilk
Quartz
We're in the midst of Cephalopod Week, the fourth annual celebration of octopuses, cuttlefish, nautiluses, and squid launched by the podcast Science Friday in answer to Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Unlike that marketing juggernaut, which long ago ...

Posted on Jun 18, 2017

Mother Nature Network (blog)

A glowing invasion of 'fire bodies' is underway in the Pacific
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Bizarre, gelatinous, and glowing jellyfish-like organisms known as a pyrosomes are showing up in massive numbers never before recorded off the U.S. West Coast. And marine scientists are completely stumped as to why. "It's really weird," Jennifer Fisher ...

Posted on Jun 15, 2017

Growing Produce

How Scientists Are Defeating the Citrus Psyllid with Genetics
Growing Produce
Researchers have inserted a gene from a green jellyfish into citrus. You can see where the virus has gone in the plant and introduced the jelly fish gene by peeling back the bark in a dark room and shining it with a UV light. You can see the infected ...

Posted on Jun 15, 2017

AroundtheO

A UO grad student is on the trail of a weird jellyfish invasion
AroundtheO
In a two-week trip from San Francisco to Newport, Sorensen and other scientists got a close-up look at a lot of pyrosomes. These strange, small, jelly-like, tubular organisms are common in temperate water, but their numbers are growing and interrupting ...

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

PhillyVoice.com

They're baaaack: Clinging jellyfish return to New Jersey coastline ...
PhillyVoice.com
Remember those tiny, clinging jellyfish that invaded the Jersey Shore coastline last summer? The species whose venomous sting left a grown man hospitalized ...

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Posted on Jun 6, 2017

Smithsonian

Forget What You've Heard About the Pee Cure, Here's How to Really Fix a Jellyfish Sting
Smithsonian
“When I first started doing this research I was surprised that a lot of this advice doesn't really come from science,” says Christie Wilcox, a venom scientist at the University of Hawai'i, and coauthor of two recent studies on jellyfish sting treatment ...

Posted on Jun 6, 2017

Asbury Park Press

Clinging jellyfish reappear in the Shrewsbury
Asbury Park Press
“One of the objectives of this continued study is to determine to what degree these clinging jellyfish are becoming established in our waters,” said Dr. Gary Buchanan, director of DEP's Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health, in the ...
Clinging Jellyfish Found In Monmouth County Waters ...Word on the Shore

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