News tagged with jellyfish blooms

Distinctive body type aids long life and predation

Jellyfish (Cnidarian medusa) have unique body plans that violate a universal law of biology and facilitate their longevity and their propensity to form blooms, according to an international study involving UWA scientists.

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Unraveling jellyfish metamorphosis

How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal? This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish. The fascinating story he discovered along ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Jellyfish blooms pulse cyclically through time

A surge in jellyfish blooms over the past decade has spawned similar blooms of public fascination with these sea drifters and their apparent saturation of our oceans. Images of fish nets and nuclear-plant intake pipes clogged ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Ecology
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'Trojan horse' effect may explain jellyfish blooms

(—Man-made structures such as harbours, tourist facilities, oil rigs and aquaculture farms provide ideal sanctuaries for jellyfish polyps to flourish and may explain an apparent increase in jellyfish blooms in ...

dateSep 07, 2012 in Ecology
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