Even Without Complex Anatomy Jellyfish Can Detect Ocean Currents

January 24, 2015 3:04 AM

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Even Without Complex Anatomy Jellyfish Can Detect Ocean Currents

The jellyfish is a majestic and graceful ocean creature. But a new study reports that they may also have a superpower: they can detect ocean currents despite the fact that they have no bones or a brain or a heart.

“Detecting ocean currents without fixed visual reference points is thought to be close to impossible and is not seen, for example, in lots of migrating vertebrates including birds and turtles. Jellyfish are not just bags of jelly drifting passively in the oceans. They are incredibly advanced in thei...

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