Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

Jellyfish hurl venom 'grenades' to snare prey

A species of jellyfish hunts its prey by hurling venom grenades to create "stinging water," researchers said Thursday, solving a long-standing mystery as to how they gather food without tentacles. The Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish, found in shallow waters around Florida, the Caribbean and Micronesia, is ...

Could bionic jellyfish help monitor oceans?

World / Science & Health Jan 31, 2020

Could bionic jellyfish help monitor oceans?

It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these ubiquitous marine invertebrates with hopes to deploy them to monitor and explore the world's oceans. A small prosthetic enabled the jellyfish to swim three ...