The Cotylorhiza Tuberculata, also known as the Fried Egg Jellyfish* (or the Mediterranean Jelly) is commonly found in warmer waters, such as the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Adriatic Sea. They are normally 17cm (~6.7in) in diameter, but can sometimes reach 50cm. Fried Egg Jellies feed on zooplankton and reproduce asexually. Unlike most jellies, Fried Egg Jellies can swim on their own, without relying on the current for movement. Also, these jellies have such a mild sting that it causes very little, if any, pain to humans, which is a good thing for me! If I ever saw one of these jellies, I’d definitely try and pet one!
Researchers have for the first
time translated the different howling dialects of wolves. A new study
from the University of Cambridge suggests that the animals’ “accents” or
“vocal fingerprints” largely depend on breed and location.
A total of 21 howl types
were identified based on pitch and fluctuation and then assigned to
specific subspecies of wolf, as well as jackals and domestic dogs. For
example, the howling repertoire of the timber wolf is heavy with low,
flat howls, while the critically endangered red wolf has a high, looping
howl. Researchers believe their findings may help conservationists
protect certain subspecies, and even shed light on the earliest
evolution of human language.
may not be close to us taxonomically, but ecologically their behavior
in a social structure is remarkably close to that of humans. That’s why
we domesticated dogs – they are very similar to us,” lead researcher
Dr. Arik Kershenbaum, from Cambridge’s Department of Zoology, said a news release.