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Wow…this is guaranteed to make you feel 100%. Joe Claussell bringing our Weather festival warm up to a close from the incredible Institute du Monde Arabe.

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Nature’s Fireworks: We Discover the Flower Hat Jelly Life Cycle

Some things are worth waiting for – even if it takes 12 years.

Our jelly biologists have discovered the elusive life cycle of Olindias formosus – the stunning flower hat jelly, whose multicolored, fluorescent-tipped tentacles are like a living fireworks show.

The flower hat jelly was first discovered in waters off Japan over 100 years ago, but its life cycle was a mystery. Biologists around the world have been eager to exhibit this gorgeous jelly, but were unable to culture it to adulthood. Now, after 12 years of research, we solved the mystery, and you can see them in The Jellies Experience special exhibition.

“We’re thrilled to discover the life cycle of the flower hat jelly,” said Senior Aquarist Wyatt Patry. “Our team succeeded through collaboration, diligence and a bit of good luck.”

Our discovery could lead to predicting dangerous jelly “blooms” in the wild. The flower hat jelly packs a powerful sting, enabling it to kill and eat fish – and harm humans. Blooms of hundreds or thousands of these jellies off Japan and Brazil have resulted in injuries to many beachgoers, and at least one death, Patry said.

About the Flower Hat Jelly

Found in coastal waters off southern Japan, Brazil and Argentina, and in the Mediterranean, the flower hat jelly has brilliant tentacles trailing from its translucent, pinstriped bell. Another set of curly tentacles under its bell can quickly unfurl and grab prey. This nocturnal species swims in the water column at night and attaches itself to the seafloor during the day.

Our work to understand the life cycle of this mysterious jelly began in 2002 during the Jellies: Living Art special exhibition, which ran from 2002 to 2008. That team was the first to successfully exhibit flower hat jellies in the United States, and culture fertilized eggs and larvae – another first.

Shining a Light on an Amazing Life Cycle

Patry said the current team’s initial breakthrough occurred with a redesigned exhibit that let flower hat jellies capture and eat live fish and kept them away from debris on the bottom. Patry said the team hoped those conditions would encourage successful reproduction – and they did.

Special blue lighting in the exhibit was the next breakthrough. The flower hat jellies, which are fluorescent, are in a gallery that interprets three different types of “lights” in certain jellies – fluorescence, bioluminescence and diffraction. About six months after putting a batch of flower hat jellies on exhibit, Patry noticed two previously unseen stages of their life cycle – polyps and tiny baby jellies.

“I was only able to see them because they are fluorescent, like the adults,” Patry said. “From there we worked with the polyps to refine the ideal food and temperature requirements for them to produce more babies.”

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We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in.


Let’s take a look at 10 of these female revolutionaries from all over the world that you probably won’t ever see plastered across a college student’s T-shirt.


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“In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, [and] mural journeying,” Brooklyn Street Art’s Jaime Rojo and Steven …

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Tutorial on how to make all post titles display before blog title on Blogger Blogs to improve search engine optimization. This is an updated post because I receive lot’s of people wanted more information on the topic.

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An American academic has uploaded 2.6 million of history’s copyright free images to image-sharing website Flickr to allow…

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Tagore took up painting late in life, in his 60s. But his prodigious aptitude produced nearly 2500 paintings and drawings in a span of just 15 years. In this essay, our guest scholar introduces Tagore’s technique and his place within the art world — featuring a curated collection of Tagore’s most evocative paintings.

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Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 25 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s…

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Social media has a bevy of naysayers, with much to complain about. Some gripe it’s too impersonal, too shallow, and too much of a time waster. The business side of the non-believers have always touted it’s not quantifiable, and doesn’t positively impact anyone’s bottom line.
Sure, there’s some truth to the flaws in social media. Yet the conglomeration of social networks now account for over 28 percent of online usage; that’s exponentially powerful. Marketers have proven that crafty social media campaigns can change a company’s reach and profits over night. Social is an undeniable force.
Because of its prevalence, there’s no lack of tools, apps, and software to help elevate your reach and simplify the process. Sites like HootSuite, which helps automate your blasts and coordinate them throughout all the major networks, have become social must-haves. But there’s a bundle of new players in the space that can help turn your social efforts from lackluster to profit powerhouses. Here are a few that deserve a closer look.


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After months of preparations and promotion, the Tall Ships Festival L.A. 2014 officially opens today with a 2 p.m. Grand Parade of Sail. But just after sunrise, spectators watched a giant yellow vinyl duck being towed under the Vincent Thomas

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#SanPedroCA residents are so excited the #TallShipsFestival coming today.  I’m going will post pictures tomorrow!  :))


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