Yes, you can actually swim with the jellyfish in this tropical paradise

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 30 May 2015

Pack your bags, everyone, we’re going on holiday to swim with the jellyfish! Sounds bizarre (terrifying, if, like me, you’re afraid of jellies), but in fact there’s a stretch of water on Eil Malk island in Palau that contains millions of golden jellyfish.

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This immortal jellyfish can live forever, so long as it keeps mating!

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Amazing news, The secret to eternal life has been cracked and it turns out it’s been under our noses this whole time! There is one small hitch though… if you’re keen on living forever it looks like you may also have to become a tentacley mass of jelly.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… jellyfish in the skies

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 12 July 2013

We just can’t get enough of Alexander Semenov and his jellyfish photography, and it looks like the man can’t either. Now he’s gotten a new perspective on his tentacled friends in the sea by framing pictures of the ones in clear water upwards, so it looks like they are dancing in the sky. Our favorite’s […]

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Underwater jellyfish spy is now a 170-pound monster

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 4 April 2013

The Navy must really like their spy jellyfish. We knew they were exploring jello territory last year with a team from Virginia Tech, and this year, with the five-year grant from the Office of Naval Research, it looks like RoboJelly has a new name as well: Cyro. It has also ballooned from a palm-sized prototype […]

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Beautiful jellyfish lamps by Roxy Russell

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 4 March 2013

Californian designer Roxy Russell hopes her Medusae collection of lamps literally illuminates the problem of plastic pollution in oceans and seas. It’s a noble desire — though it’s one she acknowledges as being ironic since the glowing lamps are also made of plastic. However, as she puts it: ‘… the PET is (not) an evil […]

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Photos of showercap jellyfish, Ziploc fish and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Sunday 23 December 2012

The sea, there’s a little place in our hearts we reserve just for it. Bridging the gap between everyday life and sea creatures is Australian-based photographer Kim Preston’s Plastic Pacific series, where she raises awareness of hazardous plastic waste floating around in the north Pacific, by transforming everyday plastic materials into sea creatures and capturing these as snapshots in the most atmospheric way. The showercap jellyfish and Ziploc fish are just astounding.

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Navy makes robotic jellyfish with shape-memory muscles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 26 June 2012

If you haven’t noticed by now, we have a weakness for robotic animals. Especially when they are recruited for decidedly unnatural tasks like, er, spy research. Now a bunch of researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas’ Virginia Tech are now hard at work on the Robojelly which is funded by the US navy.

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Bioluminescent jellyfish paperweights

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Products on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Although these jellyfish died of natural causes before they were frozen in liquid nitrogen and made into paperweights, they still make me shudder a little. At least the manufactures promise they ‘will not crack or break when dropped’. Good to know.

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Incredible photos of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 18 January 2012

In 2007, Russian underwater photographer Alexander Semenov graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. He specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, he began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. After four years of working at the WSBS dive station, he became chief of the diving team. He now organizes all WSBS projects, and dives by himself, always with a camera.

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