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IMMORTAL JELLYFISH
Turritopsis nutricula

The Turritopsis nutricula  originated from the Caribbean, but has spread all over the world due to its amazing ability.  This jellyfish is about as wide as a human’s pinky nail when fully grown. It is better known as the immortal jellyfish and is capable of reverting back to its juvenile form in a cell development process called transdifferentiation. Once it has become sexually mature and mated, the jellyfish will literally reverse the aging process and will completely return to its younger self. Scientists believe that this process can repeat indefinitely, rendering the jellyfish potentially immortal. The immortal jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly ‘discovered the fountain of youth’.

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Also if you guys wanna learn more about biological immortality (come on you know you want to)

Turritopsis nutricula. One of very few organisms classified as biologically immortal, meaning its mortality rate does not increase with age, meaning it likely does not ever die of old age

muffinmalika asked:

Siis joo!!! Karhukainen on aivan mahtava ja aivan kuten toinen lempieläimeni turriropsis nutricula(biologisesti kuolematon meduusa), kukaan ei ikinä tiedä sitä! Miksei näistä tiedetä? Onko suomalaiset vaan sivistymättömiä?

Määkin oon kuullut tuosta! Se on kans cool. Kuten myös sirkkaäyriäiset. Sekä aivoissani, että sydämessäni on erityinen paikka näille aliarvostetuille supereläimille.

The jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula is biologically immortal and could, under ideal conditions, live for 1000s of years. After sexually reproducing, this jellyfish can revert back to the immature polyp stage (back into a “child”). The jellyfish can still die due to predation, but aging is not a problem for it. The exact mechanism for this is not yet well understood.