Y’all, these are blowing my MIND! From the amazing new paper: Ideas made glass: Blaschka glass models at Canterbury Museum (link to PDF) And there are even… Read more “Unbelievable animals made out of glass”
Bali’s hidden jellyfish garden
Can you see all the jellies? I’m currently in Indonesia on a much needed vaca, and obviously that means trying to find as many jellyfish as possible. … Read more “Bali’s hidden jellyfish garden”
Jellyfish don’t throw-up or poop, they throop. They throop through their manus.
Ok ok. This post is already starting off like a bad 3rd-grade-boy joke. But seriously (butt seriously?)–that beautiful jellyfish pictured above, well, you’re looking right at its… Read more “Jellyfish don’t throw-up or poop, they throop. They throop through their manus.”
In Memory of Mary Needler Arai
The jelly community lost one of its best this year. Though I never had the privilege of meeting her personally, Dr. Mary Needler Arai’s work has been… Read more “In Memory of Mary Needler Arai”
Video: Soft purple jellyfish covered in ribbons
Um, can we please go to Palawan (in the Philippines), tomorrow? This jelly, Lobonema sp., is one of my particular favs because its ancestors lost their tentacles (similar… Read more “Video: Soft purple jellyfish covered in ribbons”
Jellyfishing: A multi-million dollar industry
Check out this incredible video of jellyfishing (aka ‘jellyballing’). The first part of the video, with the brown-colored jellyfish, is from the US state of Georgia, where… Read more “Jellyfishing: A multi-million dollar industry”
Time-Lapse Video of Jellyfish Metamorphosis
Today I gave a talk on a paper I just published about jellyfish development (called “Evolution and development of scyphozoan jellyfish,” you can find it here). In… Read more “Time-Lapse Video of Jellyfish Metamorphosis”
New Research Reveals How to Easily Grow Jellyfish In Captivity
Jellyfish begin their lives as stationary polyps, then metamorphose into one or more small jellyfish. These results are part of a paper I just published in PLOS… Read more “New Research Reveals How to Easily Grow Jellyfish In Captivity”
Does the “jellyfish drug” Prevagen help with brain function? Expert says no.
This article originally appeared in the Montreal Gazette, and is re-posted with permission from the author, Joe Schwarcz. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science… Read more “Does the “jellyfish drug” Prevagen help with brain function? Expert says no.”
What are clinging jellyfish?
A great graphic put together by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.