Scientists discover jellyfish superpowers

January 24, 2015 3:17 AM

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Scientists discover jellyfish superpowers

Few marine creatures are as mesmerizing as jellyfish; their bizarre and beautiful forms undulating along with the rhythm of the sea, their tentacles trailing behind them. Yet although we think of them as languid drifters just going with the flow, new research reveals something entirely different.

Scientists from Deakin University in Australia have found that one species, the barrel jellyfish (pictured above), has a remarkable ability to not only detect the direction of ocean currents, but to swim strongly against them.

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