Jellyfish Can Light Up Your Life

The Medusae Collection is a series of jellyfish-inspired lamps created by Roxy Russell Design. Roxy Russell designed the Ophelia Pendant Lamp, Medusa Pendant Lamp, Polyp Pendant Lamp, and Hydra Pendant Lamp that range from US$325 [...]

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Despite the global proliferation of jellyfish in the world's oceans, how many people know much - or anything at all - about jellyfish? What are the names of the different types of jellyfish? How many [...]

How Do You Know You’re A Marathon Swimmer?

Endurance athletes in every sport are a breed apart. They are often more cerebral than celebrated, more introverted than extroverted, more inspirational than arrogant. They know what they want and they set an agenda to [...]

How Jellyfish Work

Heidelberg researchers have succeeded in unraveling the defense mechanisms of jellyfish. Scientists working with Professor Dr. Thomas Holstein and Dr. Suat Özbek from the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) of Heidelberg University, together with collaborators [...]

If In Doubt, Don’t Go Out

Especially if there are box jellyfish. Their stings are excruciatingly painful and potentially life-threatening. The data and forecasts used in 808jellyfish are the estimated dates of arrivals based on historical data. However, box jellyfish can [...]

Which Would You Rather Face?

Jellyfish come in different sizes, shapes and colors - and many of them sting really bad - see examples here. The jellyfish on the left face swimmers in the North Channel; the blue bottles on [...]

Open Water Is A Different World

Nora Toledano and her fellow Sea of Cortez swimmers faced challenges that other marathon athletes do not face.Without a doubt, triathlons are tough as are ultramarathons and long-distance cycling races. The Iditarod is a massively [...]

The Greatest Fears of Open Water Swimmers

In an online poll conducted by The Daily News of Open Water Swimming, 208 experienced swimmers from around the world expressed their greatest fears of the open water.Despite the hoards who are entering the open [...]

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