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'Immortal' Jellyfish Discovered

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by pennphinfan, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article5594539.ece

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/4357829/Immortal-jellyfish-swarming-across-the-world.html

    I'm trying to find a scientific journal describing this creature, because we all know you can't really trust news sources on scientific findings. they tend to blow things out of proportion. But if this creature can truly revert its mature cells back into immature larval cells, that's pretty incredible. I'm going to keep looking for more info

    EDIT: I just found the paper that led to these articles. I just skimmed it and it seems legit enough. I'm going to have to print it out and give it a good read

    http://www.biolbull.org/cgi/reprint/190/3/302
     
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  2. jason8er

    jason8er Luxury Box Luxury Box

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    Incredible. They propagate yet still regenerate endlessly? Hopefully they are a very sought after delicacy for many other creatures. Otherwise, there goes the neighborhood.
     
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  3. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

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  4. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    yup you are defintely right there-- sorry bro i completely missed this the first time it came out and you posted it. its definitely amazing though, and i sure hope we can gain some scientific know-how from all this
     
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  5. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    No problem, I too think its amazing and can see great things for us come from this. The only thing , for me, is that I won't be here to see them. Such is life.:wink2:
     

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