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December 10, 2020 – At least nine major groups of deep-sea animals, including jellies, corals, brittle stars, squids, and fish, use the same light-emitting chemical, coelenterazine, to power their displays.
January 16, 2020 – Little red jellies are commonplace near the deep seafloor in Monterey Bay. Now scientists are finding that their evolution and relationships to one another are probably incorrect.
July 3, 2019 – Researchers are developing computer models to learn how comb jellies evolved to live at different depths in the ocean.
Mar 27, 2017 – A new paper reveals the first observations of an elusive, giant pelagic octopus with a surprising choice of prey: jellyfish!
At the end of the unit, students will be able to differentiate between the different species of jellyfish in the local Pensacola/Navarre area and be able to teach family, friends and classmates about the jellyfish. Students will conduct research that compares and contrasts the major stages of the jellyfish lifecycle, why they exist and how […]
One way MBARI scientists collect specimens is by scuba diving in a small group in the deep ocean where there is no bottom in sight.
George Matsumoto writes: My primary research interests are split between larvaceans and jellies. On the basis of MBARI’s 2003 Gulf of California expedition where we found thick layers of giant larvaceans at a depth of 15 meters, I have been hoping to investigate the fluid flow patterns within the inner filters of these animals.
Dec 10, 2014 – In the deep waters of the ocean, there are no places to hide. To avoid predators, many deep-sea animals have dark-colored, reflective, or transparent bodies. Others have evolved elaborate methods of deception.
Feb 14, 2014 – Comb jellies were included in Science News’ list of top genomes of 2013. Last year, MBARI Scientist Steven Haddock was an author on a paper that highlighted these fascinating and wondrous creatures. In this study, researchers compared the genomes of organisms, including that of Mnemiopsis leidyi, a comb jelly native to the coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
A new video created by the San Francisco public television station KQED captures the elegance and mystery of jellies. The program was created as part of the award-winning multimedia science series, QUEST. It premiered on May 25, 2010 on public television stations in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.