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Jellyfish

400 Florida Swimmers Stung By Jellyfish Swarm

Reuters | Barbara Liston | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 25 (Reuters) - Jellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warni...

This Is Not An Optical Illusion; It's A Massive Cloud Of Jelly Creatures

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green

If you stare at this photo for long enough, you'll start to see 3D palm trees swaying in the wind. Just relax your eyes and -- LOL, only kidding! ...

Amazing Slo-Mo Video Shows Why Jellyfish Stings Are So Painful

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Getting stung by a jellyfish can be a miserable experience. But how can one little invertebrate cause such a big pain? The answer, it turns out, is...

The Discreet Charm of the Jellyfish

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

We love them in fish tanks at aquariums, but we loathe them on our shores at the beach. Very beautiful and eerily fascinating, jellyfish are a most mysterious species.

This Strange Purple Creature Is Actually A Living Colony

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green

Scientists with cameras are a fun bunch, especially when they stumble upon something crazy-looking and mysterious they had no idea they'd see. In ...

This Week In Science: A New Meteor Shower, Alien Jellies and Running Mice

World Science Festival | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Earth awaited the arrival of a brand-new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids. California's record droughts turn out to have one silver lining: cleaner water at beaches.

Researchers Are Trying To Make Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Mother Nature Network | Bryan Nelson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: They might sound like they'd be a squishy mess, but researchers promise that diapers made ...

Family Makes Amazing Discovery

www.weather.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

When a booger bigger than your average middle schooler washed up on a beach in Tasmania in January, the family who walked by it while collecting shell...

Here's One Thing Disney Didn't Lie About: Life Is Better Down Where It's Wetter, Under The Sea

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

In Disney's classic, "The Little Mermaid," Princess Ariel sacrificed just about everything to marry the dreamy, land-dwelling Prince Eric, proving to ...

Glow-in-the-dark Ice Cream and the Future of Sweets

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 01.08.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

I discovered this bioluminescent edible a few months ago and have been waiting for the perfect time to share. With everyone looking into the bright ...

You Won't Believe This Thing Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While at first you may be thinking this is simply a blow-up animal, or balloon, this ain't helium-filled latex. It's alivveeee -- and more than that,...

Lynne Peeples

Sharing Seas With Toxic Tentacles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green

Small translucent blobs dotted the Waikiki shoreline when Angel Yanagihara set out for a sunrise swim one early July morning in 1997. "An old woman...

Chaos in the Oceans

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Capitalists see the natural world as a mine for plunder. This is particularly true in the vast oceans where armies of pirates (companies, individuals, and governments) invade them daily and grab "resources."

The Jellification of Politics

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

The human equivalents of jellyfish have invaded the world's democracies. I'm not talking about spineless politicians, though there is certainly a surfeit of those. I'm talking about a mindless, voracious invasive species that threatens to take over politics.

Box Jellyfish -- Deadly Venom

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green
Diana Nyad

A tiny, clear, cube-shaped gelatinous sea creature is armed with one of the deadliest venoms on our planet. Take it from one who knows too well the pain and paralysis of the Box Jellyfish. I have suffered their otherworldly stings three times now, in my attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida.

These Graceful Jellyfish Will Dance Your Worries Away

Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

PHOTO: Beach Absolutely COVERED With Jellyfish

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

Now that's a lot of jellyfish. A swarm of the gelatinous creatures, informally known as a "smack," washed up in Merseyside, England this week. The...

Interruptions Welcome

Carissa K | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

Through the eyes of a parent, I am conditioned to view the world from a vantage point that allows me to absorb the lessons the world teaches and share them with my children.

Are Jellyfish Taking Over The World's Oceans?

Posted 01.01.2013 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: Though some reports suggest jellyfish are taking over the world’s oceans, long-term records...

Jellyfish Inspire Cancer Detector

Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, TechNewsDaily Contributor: Jellyfish tentacles have inspired a way to detect cancer, microbes and viruses, researche...

Magical Crocheted Sea Jellies

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Few natural creatures have the ethereal grace of sea jellies, which float with weightless ease and an otherworldly glow. Those gelatinous bells that b...

WATCH: Brilliantly Glowing Jellyfish Terrorize European Waters

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Mark Fischetti [Click here for original article] Soon enough this coming summer we’ll hear warnings about jellyfish swarms along certain beac...

Jellyfish Taking Over The Oceans?

The Week | Posted 04.23.2012 | Weird News

Watch out, surfers: Populations of the translucent invertebrates -- along with their nasty stings -- are exploding all over the world....

Sea Creatures' True Beauty Revealed in Winning Underwater Photos

Posted 04.20.2012 | Green

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/19/2012 01:42 PM EDT on LiveScience A dashing-red sea slug that seems to be hamming ...

Are We Helping Jellyfish Take Over? What Study Says

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

They've shut down power stations and terrorized beachgoers. But does a surge in stories about jellyfish wreaking havoc really point to a man-made surg...