From the MBARI YouTube page: By all accounts, jellyfish are creatures that kill people, eat microbes, grow to tens of meters, filter phytoplankton, take over…View More There’s No Such Thing as a Jellyfish
A fantastic KQED QUEST video on jellies starring Chad Widmer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steve Haddock of MBARI! QUEST on KQED Public Media.View More “Jellies Are As Elegant As They Are Squishy”
KAZ – A new occasional series modeled from Ed Yong’s Pocket Science where I will briefly report a few cool studies and tell you why…View More The Tide Pool: New Jelly, Misplaced 6-Gill, Old Ostracods
Drifters of the deep from Eugenia Loli-Queru on Vimeo. Hat tip to Penguin Wanderings.View More Look At the Drifting Jellies. Just Look At It!
There are a few theories about why sea turtles make occasional excursions into very deep (> 1000 m) water. These involve escape from predation, thermoregulation, and prey availability. In the first two, sharks are fewer, so turtles can evade predation and “cool off” at the same time. Like ladies tanning on a balcony.View More Why would a leatherback turtle dive 1000m deep?
From National Geographic’s new Translucent Creatures photo gallery: A hydromedusa spreads its luminescent tentacles in the Weddell Sea near Antarctica. Photograph by Ingo Arndt/Minden Pictures.…View More Friday Deep Sea Picture: Ninja Hydromedusa!