Monthly Archives: January 2011

Spotted Lagoon Jellies

The spotted lagoon jellies, Mastigias sp.,live in shallow salt water lagoons, and have symbiotic algae growing in their tissues.  The algae uses sun light and wastes produced by the jelly.  In return, the jelly receives food from the algae.  Neat … Continue reading

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Captain Stingbad’s science mate discovers the Pantachogon jellyfish

Argh mates..this here is the Pantachogon jellyfish found at extreme depths..beautiful color stands out in the darkness of the sea depths..this jelly does not do very well in an aquarium… Photos and information provided by Chad Widmer PhD student, University … Continue reading

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Alarm Jellyfish…

Atolla..from Wired Science This deep-sea dwelling jellyfish is known for its “burglar alarm.” When attacked, it sets off a brilliant light display that can be seen for 300 feet. Researchers think the fireworks are intended to attract something even larger … Continue reading

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Captain Stingbad crew finds another new jellyfish

Shiver me timbers matey’s…this here be a strange one…science officer Chad Widmer says every once in a while he runs across a creature in the very deep sea that no one can identifyin’…of course, that be the very thing that … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Man Jellyfish

The lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the largest known species of jellyfish and has a very potent and painful sting. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Artic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans, seldom found … Continue reading

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Pink Meanie in the Mediterranean

Thousands of purple jellyfish have bloomed earlier than usual and a few days ago swarmed the coastal area around Marsalforn and Xwejni bay in Gozo. The bloom consisted of thousands of mature mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) individuals and according to … Continue reading

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Upside Down Jellyfish in Lagoons

Cassiopeia sp. known as the Upside down jellies are found living in mangrove lagoons around the world.  The sting of the jellies is certainly annoying, but not deadly….

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