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LaraRules81
29-11-09, 23:25
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01247/jellyfish_1247566c.jpg

The Turritopsis Nutricula is able to revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature.

Marine biologists say the jellyfish numbers are rocketing because they need not die.
Dr Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute said: "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion." ...continued (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/4357829/Immortal-jellyfish-swarming-across-the-world.html)

o_O

I'm scared. :p

Squibbly
29-11-09, 23:27
Whaaaaaaaa? How strange.

Spong
29-11-09, 23:27
o_O

I'm scared. :p

I'm not.

Tony9595
29-11-09, 23:28
Well, I want one of those :)

Catracoth
29-11-09, 23:28
Sweet Jesus. Well, at least I don't swim in oceans.

Encore
29-11-09, 23:28
Does this mean that there might be some genes responsible for immortality? It would be quite the discovery...

LaraRules81
29-11-09, 23:29
I'm not.

Why not? They may try to take over the world some day. :ton:

Catracoth
29-11-09, 23:31
Does this mean that there might be some genes responsible for immortality? It would be quite the discovery...

Let's just be sure all the right people gain immortality. Dear God, imagine if certain people gained immortality...*thinks about Perez Hilton being alive forever*. Oh, the horror!

Tony9595
29-11-09, 23:32
I agree with this guy, they just discovered the perfect pet :yah:

Finally a creature has been found that would make the perfect pet. Some of us tried – and been found wanting – with cats, dogs, mouldy goldfish and even house plants. At last! Something that would be able to resist even the most well-meaning attempts on its life. Now, does anyone know whether it’s true that they eat jelly beans…?

Squibbly
29-11-09, 23:34
Does this mean that there might be some genes responsible for immortality? It would be quite the discovery...

That's a freaky thought!

LaraRules81
29-11-09, 23:35
That's a freaky thought!

Freaky, but very ingenious. :tmb:

Uzi master
29-11-09, 23:36
although you need to have a child to be immortal,then you turn back into a kid. as soon as someone discovers the gene I'm launching nukelear missles at the largest country's population wise...:p

aquaflute
29-11-09, 23:39
Most animals in the wild environment don't die of old age anyway, they are eaten by predators. If these things can't die easily, well then good, another potential food sorce for humans lol. I know some jellyfishes are quite tasty.

Catracoth
29-11-09, 23:48
Most animals in the wild environment don't die of old age anyway, they are eaten by predators. If these things can't die easily, well then good, another potential food sorce for humans lol. I know some jellyfishes are quite tasty.

I didn't even know jellyfish were edible. I don't think I'd ever in my right mind eat one.

Encore
30-11-09, 00:03
although you need to have a child to be immortal,then you turn back into a kid. as soon as someone discovers the gene I'm launching nukelear missles at the largest country's population wise...:p

I can imagine a society like that having a "human disposal" institution. My god, what an ethical nightmare it would be!

tombraiderluka
30-11-09, 00:17
Does this mean that there might be some genes responsible for immortality? It would be quite the discovery...
:tmb:

I heard about this before

larafan25
30-11-09, 00:55
WOAH lets find the gene guys!!!!

I wanna live forever:D

rowanlim
30-11-09, 11:32
It's cool & creepy. Cool coz it just doesn't die. Creepy because if people try to tap into the immortal genes, imagine how we'd look morphing back & forth.

Very interesting find, anyhow :tmb:

LightningRider
30-11-09, 11:42
Pretty Weird. Cute looking Jellyfish though. :D

Drone
30-11-09, 12:21
I've heard about that before and it's not immortality, it's just self-regeneration. Immortality is something else.

violentblossom
30-11-09, 14:31
I saw this on the very site some time ago and am still completely amazed by the creature. <3

World's easiest pet, anyone?

Encore
30-11-09, 14:37
I've heard about that before and it's not immortality, it's just self-regeneration. Immortality is something else.

The way I see it it's exactly the same thing. :pi:

LegendLost
30-11-09, 14:42
It can still die, just not of old age providing it reproduces. I'd hardly consider that complete immortality.

Also, everyone keeps talking about it as if it's some big creature? It's practically a cell. Well, not completely, but its only 5mm? I'd hardly consider that a pet. haha.

violentblossom
30-11-09, 14:43
but its only 5mm? I'd hardly consider that a pet. haha.

Clearly, you've never known tarantula breeders. :D

M.A.
30-11-09, 15:15
You guys missing the important point here. The jellyfish can be immortal AND young forever!

"Are you feeling too old? Then just reproduce to turn back the clock!"

Ha! :D

CerebralAssassin
30-11-09, 15:17
let's just say it can live indefinitely (until someone kills it).not immortal in the strict sense of the word...

Drone
30-11-09, 15:57
The way I see it it's exactly the same thing. :pi:

nope. everything destructible is mortal and that thing IS destructible.

Chocola teapot
30-11-09, 16:22
My mother was a jellyfish. She was 7456 when a seagull ate her. :)