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Beautiful and fascinating footage of a Bloodbelly Comb (not a jellyfish, but similarly gelatinous, like my brother) from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s remote operated vehicle. The laser light show comes from tiny transparent, hair-like cilia combined with trace amounts of LSD that will forever remain in your spine. I could point out that it appears…

Festo, a German engineering firm known for finding inspiration in biology, recently unveiled its two newest robots at the Hannover Festival. Picture courtesy of Gizmodo The AquaJelly and AirJelly share the same basic form – a sphere surrounded by eight mechanical tentacles run off lithium-ion batteries. In the case of the AquaJelly which functions underwater,…

Giant Jellies in Japan Video

A few months back we brought you the story of giant jellies invading Japan. Well on Tuesday, the cutting edge scientific publication known as the Wall Street Journal actually sent a reporter to cover the story. The article is only mildly interesting although I do find it fascinating that they embed this video in the…

The AP just reported that project leader Dr. Larry Madin of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Phillipine scientists returned from two weeks in the Celebes Sea, located off the Phillippines southernmost archipelago, this Tuesday with some potential new deep sea discoveries. Among the more interesting finds were a strange black jellyfish, a transparent sea…

Jellyfish Mood Lamp

So they are not actually real but this might be the next lava lamp. The “tank” contains three somewhat realistic jellyfish that swim about in all of their plastic glory. Six LEDs illuminate the critters and change color in order to “change your mood…” Soon to be available for £25, Zooillogix advises purchasing this ridiculous…