Jellyfish Don’t Just Drift with the Current, Study Found

January 24, 2015 11:42 AM

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A new study conducted by an international team of marine biologists shows that jellyfish have incredibly advanced orientation abilities which include sensing currents and swimming against them whenever necessary. The findings challenge the common belief that these creatures would just let themselves drift with ocean currents.

According to the new study, jellyfish don’t just drift with the current. Actually they swim against it whenever they feel it drifts them away. Researchers explained that the newly found style of orientation may reveal the mysterious mechanism of how jellyfish form “blooms.”

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