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The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly
The Blood-Belly Comb Jelly has a dark red belly that helps mask the glow from any bioluminescent prey it might consume. (August 11, 2020)

Deep Sea Jellyfish Resembles Exploding Firework
The amazing looking Halitrephes maasi jellyfish resembles an exploding firework. It was encountered by the E/V Nautilus research vessel. (January 18, 2018)

Amazing Looking Jellyfish Discovered Near Mariana Trench
Scientists discovered this beautiful jellyfish while exploring the Enigma Seamount near the Mariana Trench. (May 3, 2016)

Some Ancient Comb Jellyfish Had Armored Bodies and Lacked Tentacles
Chinese scientists have found fossils that show ancient comb jellies lacked tentacles and had spiky armored bodies. (August 2, 2015)

Australian Schoolboy Discovers New Box Jellyfish Species
An 9-year-old Australian schoolboy has discovered a new species of box jellyfish. The small jellyfish was found on the Gold Coast. (July 25, 2015)

Study Finds Jellyfish Can Detect Ocean Currents and Swim Against Them
Jellyfish do more than just drift aimlessly in the ocean. They can detect ocean currents and swim against them. (February 1, 2015)

New Jellyfish Species Discovered in the Gulf of Venice
A new jellyfish species has been discovered in the Gulf of Venice. The previously unknown jellyfish surprised scientists by appearing in a well studied region. (May 16, 2014)

Israeli Nanotechnology Company Plans to Turn Jellyfish Into Paper Towels and Tampons
An Israeli nanotechnology company is developing a technology to turn jellyfish into papers towels and other products. (April 19, 2014)

Peanut Butter and Jellyfish: Moon Jellies Fed Peanut Butter in Experiment
Researchers fed peanut butter to baby moon jellies in an experiment. The jellies grew at a near normal rate. (February 26, 2014)

New Species of Giant Jellyfish Washes Ashore in Tasmania
A new species of giant jellyfish was found washed up on a beach in Tasmania. An excited scientist said phwoar when she saw the photograph. (February 6, 2014)

Tiny Flying Robot Resembles a Jellyfish
Leif Ristroph and colleagues at New York University have built a four-winged robot that flies like a jellyfish. (November 26, 2013)

South Korean Scientists Develop Jellyfish Shredding Robot
Scientists develop jellyfish shredding robot called JEROS. JEROS stands for Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm. (October 4, 2013)

Researchers Unveil Five Foot Wide Robotic Jellyfish
Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Engineering have unveiled a man-sized autonomous robotic jellyfish. (March 28, 2013)

Scientists Build Artificial Tissue-Engineered Jellyfish Named Medusoid
A team of researchers at Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have turned silicone and living rat cardiac muscle cells into a jellyfish-like thing they have named Medusoid. (July 24, 2012)

Video: Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish Swimming
The Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish is an impressive looking jellyfish with an equally impressive sting. (May 24, 2012)

Video: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Explains Deepstaria Jellyfish
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) reports on the Deepstaria, which has received a lot of attention lately following the blob-like creature recorded by cameras on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that turned out to be a Deepstaria reticulum jellyfish. (May 19, 2012)

Report: Jellyfish Increasing in Most of the World's Coastal Ecosystems
A study by University of British Columbia researchers has found that Jellyfish are increasing in number in the majority of the world's coastal ecosystem. (April 18, 2012)

Ocean Powered Robojelly Could Power Itself Indefinitely
Robojelly is a hydrogen-powered robot that mimics the look of movements of a real jellyfish. (March 21, 2012)

Mysterious Translucent Jelly Invades Scotland
Some mysterious translucent jelly - see here and here - has been discovered in the Lake District in Scotland England. (October 22, 2011)

Video: Flower Hat Jelly Captures Zebrafish
Flower hat jellies (Olindias formosa) are found off the coast of Southern Japan, Brazil and Argentina. (August 20, 2011)

Video: There's No Such Thing as a Jellyfish
This video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) describes the wide variety of gelatinous creatures found in the ocean. (June 11, 2011)

The Golden Jellyfish of Jellyfish Lake
There are unique golden jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake. (May 23, 2011)

Vast Flotilla of Jellyfish Attack Beachgoers in Spain
The Guardian reports that jellyfish have attacked hundreds of beachgoers in Spain. (August 11, 2010)

Sea Anemone Larvae Infects Jellyfish, Gives Humans Skin Rash
Researchers at the Department of Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg have been following the invasion of the American comb jellyfish, Mnemiopsis, for several years. (June 10, 2010)

Massive Jellyfish Swarms are Turning Resorts into Jellytoriums
The National Science Foundation says climate change is allowing jellyfish populations to swell to dangerous numbers. (December 13, 2008)