Posted in Abandoned - Bizare-Strange, Funny News Stories, tagged bad manners, cleaner fish, feeding, feeding time, findings, fish, fish tank, food, live science, mael, marine, nemo, punish, report, rude, study finds, tropical on January 8, 2010 |
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Male cleaner fish will punish females when the females misbehave at mealtimes, a new study finds. Here, the cleaner fish Labroides dimidiatus cleans the larger N. nigrosis. Credit: Richard Smith.via live science |link|
Males of a certain fish species will punish females when they misbehave while eating, a new study finds. “While the cleaner fish’s “clients” are happy to have their bodies tidied of parasites, they become irritated if the cleaners take a bite out of their mucous tissue, and may even swim away”.
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Posted in Abandoned - Bizare-Strange, Alternative Art, Funny Pics, tagged creatures, fish, jelly, jellyfish, monsters, ocean, sea, threat on January 2, 2010 |
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There are few animals in the world that grab the imagination and sense of awe than does the jellyfish. One of the most mysterious of sea animals, the jellyfish by its name and its body has an almost primordial effect on the human
psyche.The almost alien looking animals are still largely a mystery to science and still grab the attention and sense of wonder from people both young and old.
…….here are just a few
Nomura Jelly fish
THE Portuguese man- of- War is a floating animal that found throughout the warm Oceans of the world. It looks like a large jelly fish. But it’s not really just one animal. Rather, it is a colony of hundred of members that are attached to one another. The attached animals are called Zooids. Faen has a special fuction to carry out, much as the different organs to other animals have different function, more of the animals could live without the others.
Box jellyfish, named for their cube-shaped medusae, are a class of invertebrates belonging to the class Cubozoa, as well as being the preferred common name for notoriously dangerous Chironex fleckeri.
Jellyfish do not have specialized digestive, osmoregulatory, central nervous, respiratory, or circulatory systems. They digest using the gastrodermal lining of the gastrovascular cavity, where nutrients are absorbed. They do not need a respiratory system since their skin is thin enough that the body is oxygenated by diffusion. They have limited control over movement, but can use their hydrostatic skeleton to accomplish movement through contraction-pulsations of the bell-like body; some species actively swim most of the time, while others are passive much of the time. Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water; most of their umbrella mass is a gelatinous material — the jelly — called mesoglea which is surrounded by two layers of epithelial cells which form the umbrella (top surface) and subumbrella (bottom surface) of the bell, or body.
Jellyfish do not have a brain or central nervous system, but rather have a loose network of nerves, located in the epidermis, which is called a “nerve net.” A jellyfish detects various stimuli including the touch of other animals via this nerve net, which then transmits impulses both throughout the nerve net and around a circular nerve ring, through the rhopalial lappet, located at the rim of the jellyfish body, to other nerve cells. Some jellyfish also have ocelli: light-sensitive organs that do not form images but which can detect light, and are used to determine up from down, responding to sunlight shining on the water’s surface. These are generally pigment spot ocelli, which have some cells (not all) pigmented.
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