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Nomura jellyfish clog nets in Japan
The jellyfish joyride: causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future
Filtered Down From The Stars

 Where Is My Mind / Daniel Pagan

The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing when you think these things have been swimming around for so long.
They have hundreds of poisonous tentacles that it used to catch passing by fish. it then slowly drags in it’s prey and eats it. 
That is terrifying. 

I&#8217;m off to the shoops!
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Newly Discovered Dome Headed Dinosaur Discovery
by Stephanie Pappas
A newly discovered dome-headed, dog-size dinosaur suggests that small dinos were more diverse than paleontologists have realized.

The dinosaur, discovered in Alberta, Canada, is named Acrotholus audeti; Acrotholus means “high dome,” as the new dinosaur was a pachycephalosaur, a group known for their thick, bony skulls. The new specimen is the oldest pachycephalosaur ever found in North America, and rivals the oldest specimen in the world, scientists report today (May 7) in the journal Nature Communications.
“Acrotholus provides a wealth of new information on the evolution of bone-headed dinosaurs. Although it is one of the earliest known members of this group, its thickened skull dome is surprisingly well-developed for its geological age,” said study researcher David Evans, the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum…
(read more: Live Science)        (illustration by Julius Csotonyi)

Pacific Hydrothermal Vent by *NocturnalSea
A sample of the diversity of life living around hydrothermal vents in the Pacific
Starting from the top and going down: 
A forest of of Giant Tube Worms (Riftia pachyptila) 
bordered by a thicket of their smaller cousins, the Jericho Worms (Tevnia Jerichonana).
In the right top is an enlarged view of a Pompeii Worm (Alvinella pompejana), one of the most heat-tolerant multicellular animals. Pompeii worms, which live in thin-walled tubular dwellings along the sides of hydrothermal vents, can tolerate temperatures up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit. 
To the left is a Pacific Grenadier (Coryphaenoides acrolepis) a common deep-sea fish often found hunting and scavenging near vents. 
To the right is an Eelpout (Thermarces cerberus), the top predator of the vent ecosystem. 
Below the Jericho Worms is a field of Vent Mussels (Bathymodiolus thermophilus) interspersed with several giant, ivory-white Vesticomid Clams (Calyptogena magnifica)
At the bottom of the picture is a Blue Mat, a field of tiny tubular dwellings— called lorica— secreted by folliculinid ciliates (Folliculinopsis sp.). 
In the middle of the mat is a magnified view of several of these ciliates with their arm-like peristomal feeding lobes extended. 
Crawling around the field of mussels and worms are several Vent Crabs (Bythograea thermydron) along with a Vent Octopus (Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis), and a Yeti Crab (Kiwa hirsuta).
In the lower left corner are several Deep-Sea Stauromedusae (Lucernaria janetae). Stauromedusae are jellyfish that permanently attach themselves to a hard substrate using a short stalk. 
Lastly on the bottom right is a Vent Dandelion (Thermopalia taraxaca), a colonial scavenger related to Portuguese Man-o-wars and other siphonophores.