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PHOTO IN THE NEWS: New "Rainbow Glow" Jellyfish Found
nationalgeographic ^ | March 16, 2009

Posted on 03/18/2009 8:54:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono

Look on the bright side—this luminous new jellyfish species doesn't sting.

Jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin caught the unnamed species in early March while swimming near a jetty off the Australian island of Tasmania with a "phototank"—a small aquarium that makes it easy to photograph sea life.

The jellyfish does not emit its own light, as bioluminescent creatures do. Rather, its rainbow glow emanates from light reflecting off the creature's cilia, small hairlike projections that beat simultaneously to move te jellyfish through the water.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gayjellyfish; jellyfish; rainbow

1 posted on 03/18/2009 8:54:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Great, the world’s first gay jellyfish.


2 posted on 03/18/2009 8:55:09 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: JoeProBono

I guess it must be a slow news day down under. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has had these types of critters in the display cases for some number of years


3 posted on 03/18/2009 8:55:35 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Great, the world’s first gay jellyfish.

Fortunately I did NOT have coffee in my mouth when I read that.
4 posted on 03/18/2009 8:57:49 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

No way, the rainbow is God’s covenant that he won’t flood the Earth again. This is cool.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 8:58:14 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
beat me to the punch. That was the first thing that crossed my mind.
6 posted on 03/18/2009 8:58:33 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: the long march

You mean the Monterey Bay Fish Prison, don’t you? :-)


7 posted on 03/18/2009 8:58:42 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: the long march

8 posted on 03/18/2009 8:59:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Ooops. Yeah sorry I forgot the proper terminology. My OC skills are so Mac limited (lol)


9 posted on 03/18/2009 8:59:54 AM PDT by the long march
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To: JoeProBono

God had sooooooo much fun creating the most fabulous looking things in the sea.


10 posted on 03/18/2009 9:00:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: JoeProBono

Now this would be cool to have in a saltwater aquarium.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 9:00:23 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: the long march

And so are my typing skills should read PC ( as in politically correct)


12 posted on 03/18/2009 9:00:32 AM PDT by the long march
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

13 posted on 03/18/2009 9:01:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: JoeProBono

Kewl, though I thought this was another Barney Frank thread.


14 posted on 03/18/2009 9:01:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

That’s just a jelly fish who ate a pack of Skittles.


15 posted on 03/18/2009 9:01:44 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

16 posted on 03/18/2009 9:02:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Well, you have to admit, if there was a way to have sex with it, a gay would find it.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 9:03:02 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/03/obama-alqaeda-t.html

You should no longer call them “enemy combatants.”

Technically, of course, the president and Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. have an accurate parsing point. These men were “enemy combatants.” That’s why they were captured and sent there. But as long as they are in Guantanamo they can’t actually be “enemy combatants.” Which explains the tall surrounding fences, razor wire and armed guards.

Swim On and Not In My Fishtank are going to protest for the release of these detained schoolfish...


18 posted on 03/18/2009 9:05:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: JoeProBono

I want one!


19 posted on 03/18/2009 9:07:26 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

20 posted on 03/18/2009 9:09:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 03/18/2009 9:12:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
Great, the world’s first gay jellyfish.

"Is that so wrrroooong?"


23 posted on 03/18/2009 9:41:55 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage...)
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To: JoeProBono

Actually the most accurate name is Julie Packard’s Fish Prison.


24 posted on 03/18/2009 10:09:19 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: JoeProBono


"Dooooood, where's the rave?"

25 posted on 03/18/2009 12:14:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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26 posted on 03/18/2009 12:23:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

He’s got his glowsticks and his candy necklace - now all he needs is some E.


27 posted on 03/18/2009 12:39:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: hedgetrimmer; the long march
"You mean the Monterey Bay Fish Prison, don’t you?" :-)

Please guys, get with the program ...have you forgotten that PETA has declared fish now to be called Sea Kittens?

So, if I may be so bold, we need to correct:

"You mean the Monterey Bay Sea Kitten Prison, don’t you?" ;-)

28 posted on 03/18/2009 3:59:53 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: JoeProBono
Don't ask....don't tell.
29 posted on 03/18/2009 4:03:04 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

If it’s edible, the Japanese will clear the seas of every last one of them in a couple of years.


30 posted on 03/18/2009 4:03:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Daffynition

I am so out of date ....;)


31 posted on 03/19/2009 8:22:44 AM PDT by the long march
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Great, the world’s first gay jellyfish.

Fortunately I did NOT have coffee in my mouth when I read that.

No kidding! Great line.

32 posted on 03/19/2009 8:23:53 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Want to make a conservative angry? Lie to him. Want to make a liberal angry? Tell him the truth)
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