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The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish is the only known animal that can bypass death. This unique jellyfish is capable of cycling from its adult stage to its original polyp stage and back again, making its lifespan virtually never ending. These death-cheating jellies are slowly increasing in numbers are being found all around the world in what scientists are referring to as a “worldwide silent invasion.”
The only animal in the world to have discovered the fountain of youth.
“The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again. Researchers are studying the jellyfish to discover how it is able to reverse its aging process.”
Photo by Peter Schuchert.
A Japanese fishing boat was overturned by giant Nomura’s jellyfish off the coat of Chibu after attempting to pull in nets filled with the giant Nomura’s jellyfish weighing up to 200kg each. If it wasn’t bad enough that those fishing for the beasts are in danger, scientists are apparently preparing for a “typhoon” of huge jellyfish to hit Japan.
Scientists fear weather and water conditions are perfect for a “typhoon” of the creatures, of which little is known.
“The arrival is inevitable,” Hiroshima University Professor Shinichi Ue said.
“A huge jellyfish typhoon will hit the country.”
A decline in predators of the jellyfish, such as sea turtles, is believed to be one reason there has been an increase of them in recent years.
Little is known about the jellyfish, primarily confusion about its random appearances off the coast of Japan. Last year there were almost no sightings but in 2007 there were more than 15,500 reports of damage to fishing equipment by the creatures.
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