Tag Archive for jellyfish

Jellyfish “sprite” sparks paranoia from “earth changes” websites (UPDATE: More sprites, from Hurricane Matthew)

UPDATE (2-Oct02016): Frankie Lucena has captured more incredible sprites, this time as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Check it out from the Weather Channel. A sprite (lightning) captured on camera from the Caribbean on September 18, 2016 has triggered posts on mystery-mongering fringe “news” sites that cater to end-of-the-world paranoia. Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that…

Your weird but real creature of the day: Stygiomedusa gigantea

It’s rather a weird quirk of internet sites, even news media, that post these videos calling creatures “alien” or “monster” when exactly what they are, even down to species level, is clearly described in the original source material. It was a surprising find but it’s no alien. Perhaps people should learn some zoology before claiming…

Newly described animals do not fit into known phylum

A new kind of animal, Dendrogramma, looks like a mushroom but does not fit into either the jellyfish or comb jelly family. It resembles fossils of some very ancient fauna. Their discovery could change the way scientists currently think organisms evolved. New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification. The tiny animals, less…

This sky creature is a man-made effect

A Russian rocket creates a strange and interesting pattern in the sky leading to an impressive photo. Jellyfish in the sky was a high-flying rocket plume – space – 10 July 2014 – New Scientist. Soon after launch on the morning of Tuesday 8 July, clear weather at the Russian space base in Baikonur, Kazakhstan,…

Mystery blob that appeared after Australian rain likely isn’t “jellyfish”

Man in Australia finds gelatinous blob after rain. He assumes it’s a jellyfish. That’s probably not correct. With obligatory “baffled” experts. Is this a jellyfishnado? Possible jellyfish remains found after Smithfield “mini tornado” | News.com.au. MYSTERIOUS blobs of slime have been found in a park on a quiet, suburban Cairns street and even experts are…

Enormous jellyfish new to science

This is gigantic and AWESOME! Mysterious giant jellyfish found by family on Tasmanian beach, yet to be named – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). CSIRO scientists are working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish after one washed up on a beach in southern Tasmania. The 1.5 metre jellyfish was found by a family…