Giant Jellyfish Caught On Video

Incredibly rare (and freaky) species of giant jellyfish gets caught on video

By on August 19, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Incredibly rare (and freaky) species of giant jellyfish gets caught on video

There are a lot of large and very freaky creatures lurking at the bottom of the ocean. One of them is the stygiomedusa gigantea, a gigantic species of jellyfish that can have a diameter of up to one meter and that features long, thick tentacles that can be as long as six meters. This is not something you want to encounter while swimming but thankfully it seems you have to go pretty deep into the sea to encounter one, as a new video of the creature shows. More →

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Why Do Jellyfish Stings Hurt

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish and wondered to yourself how a mindless blob of tentacled sea goo possibly hurt you that much? A new video posted by SmarterEveryDay explains how jellyfishes’ tentacles are equipped with organelles called nematocysts that extend whenever they come into contact with something else and inject venom directly into it. More →

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