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When It Rains, Get Under A Jellyfish

When It Rains, Get Under A Jellyfish Sponsored by KAATSU Global, Sydney, Australia. The Tsuruoka Municipal Kamo Aquarium (鶴岡市立加茂水族館) is an aquarium located in Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan. In 2005, its jellyfish exhibitions exceeded Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and now holds the Guinness World Records for the world's largest variety of

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Spineless Packs A Punch

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Juli Berwald, Ph.D. is a science writer who authored Spineless, a book about jellyfish, as well as textbooks and popular science articles for National Geographic Magazine, Oceanus, Redbook, and Wired.com. Dr. Berwald's engaging and entertaining style is evident in her blog: Fried Eggs In Spain is a recent

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Different Stings Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pat Gallant-Charette unfailingly comes out of the oceans from her training or long marathon swims with a bright, wide smile. For those who know her well, this sunny demeanor is not surprising. For those who understand the pain of jellyfish stings, it is. "I've been stung by jellyfish while swimming the

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How Small And Unseen Can Jellyfish Be?

Courtesy of Science from Fish parasite is a stripped-down jellyfish. Jellyfish can be much smaller than previously thought. In the photo above, spores are approximately 10 micrometers in width, consisting of just a few cells. For more information in the parasite organism of just a few cells, visit here. Copyright © 2015 by World Open Water Swimming

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When Injuries Happen In The Open Water

When Injuries Happen In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After Mike Spalding was bitten by a shark on his channel swim in Hawaii, he was immediately treated in a hospital after his escort boat motored him back to shore. Under the American medical system, when he went to the hospital for treatment, his doctors treated his

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