Immortality, incredible power of jellyfish

EThey are there, visible and well established all along the Mediterranean coast and, more sparsely, on the Atlantic coast. They have already claimed their first victims this season, including a hundred swimmers in the Monte-Cristo Challenge, burned by the bites of their stinging filaments, on June 27th.

If, every summer, jellyfish sow panic on the beaches, these invertebrates are also magnificent and amazing marine animals. “Despite their fragile appearance, they are some of the oldest living creatures, and watching them undulate their tentacles is akin to a ballet performance,” says Bella Galil, curator at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, Israel, who has documented the rise…

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