Some Jellyfish Can Detect Direction Of Ocean Currents To Swim Against Them

January 24, 2015 8:52 AM

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Some Jellyfish Can Detect Direction Of Ocean Currents To Swim Against Them

Some jellyfish are not mere drifters as they also possess a unique ability that helps them swim against strong ocean currents, according to a new study. The researchers believe that the latest findings could help them better understand how these marine creatures with umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles form “blooms,” large swarms of jellyfish consisting of hundreds or thousands of individuals.

Scientists said in the study published on Thursday in the Cell Press journal Current Biology that some jellyfish have a remarkable ability to detect the direction of ocean currents and to swim strongly against them. However, scientists are yet to determine exactly how the jellyfish sense changes in ...

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