Saturday, June 19, 2010


"The Turritopsis nutricula is known as the "immortal jellyfish" because even once sexually mature, it can revert back to its polypoid stage, its first life stage. And then rinse and repeat. Again and again. And because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters. "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion," says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute." But how their immortality stands up to the BP oil, of course, remains to be seen. (Lifted from Boing Boing)

Click here for Dr Feelgood (the relevance is tenuous and mainly in the word “jetty”)

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