Sunday, October 17, 2010

Biologically immortal jellyfish.


This is Turritopsis nutricula  a jellyfish which is capable of completely reverting to the polyp stage after ending it's life as a mature adult. This is like an adult dying and returning as an infant without any help. The only way these jellyfish die is from being attacked by predators.

25 comments:

  1. So cool looking, the sea is so mysterious.

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  2. so this is it.. THERE IS NO SOUL!!!

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  3. That's totally amazing, I don't have words to describe such thing!

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  4. So...it's kind of immortal? I shall crush every one of them.

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  5. whoa, that looks insane!!! this world has tons of weird creatures here.

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  6. hella sick, i just learned about these in my marine bio lecture class

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  7. bwhat?!? Its The Doctor in jellyfish form, kind of...

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  8. wow comppletely amazing!!!!!

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  9. so we splice this things genes into our own, and become everlasting gobstoppers?

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  10. You jelly?

    THanks for cheCking out my blog! I will see you arounds your blog is awesome

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  11. really? thats amazing. never knew that

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  12. gonna get my doctor to implant some of its genes in me

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  13. wow these organisms are like aliens or something

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  14. Makes me hungry for a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich!

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  15. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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