Upside-Down Jellyfish Release Weaponized Goo Packed With Toxic ‘Grenades’


Upside-Down Jellyfish Release Weaponized Goo Packed With Toxic ‘Grenades’

Swimmers in warm coastal regions often exhibit sting-like symptoms despite not coming into direct contact with venomous animals such as jellyfish. Scientists have now pinpointed the cause of these “stinging waters” to a particular jellyfish equipped with its own weaponized mucus.

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Tags: Science, Toxins, Marine Biology, Jellyfish, Venom, Jellyfish Stings

Source:  https://gizmodo.com/upside-down-jellyfish-release-weaponized-goo-packed-wit-1841664632




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