Microscopic lense captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

August 18, 2014 9:51 PM

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Microscopic lense captures first ever video of a jellyfish sting

"This is the sort of stuff I get up in the morning for," says excited marine biologist.

Although most people assume a jellyfish sting is an allergic reaction to an irritant on the surface of the creature's tentacles, it is actually caused by microscopic cells that work like a syringe, puncturing the surface of the skin and almost instantaneously injecting venom before retracting.

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