Will our discovery of new biological organism ever stop?

Deep-Sea Explorers Find Rare Shapeshifting Jellyfish with a Prize Inside
By Brandon Specktor - Senior Writer September 17, 2019


and another little study of a “Deepstaria Jellyfish”


Wel, I never… Those jellyfish should be ashamed, exposing themselves like that in such a pornographic erotic display. What potential mate do they think they are they trying to attract? Do they sting? And, do they carry STD’s that can be transmitted to humans? I’m just asking for a friend.

No wonder some jelly fish are called “Medusa”. They are hypnotically fascinating creatures.

Do view in full screen. It’s absolutely frightening. No need for ghosts, this is the real thing.

TimB said,

What potential mate do they think they are they trying to attract?

In the first image can you see its symbiotic mate living inside her? The little red blob is an isopod, related to the woodlice.

Isopoda is an order of crustaceans that includes woodlice and their relatives. Isopods live in the sea, in fresh water, or on land.

Isopods have various feeding methods: some eat dead or decaying plant and animal matter, others are grazers, or filter feeders, a few are predators, and some are internal or external parasites, mostly of fish.


The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

This amazing creature uses a bioluminescent bacteria to make itself invisible to predators. Not only are squid and cuttle fish shapeshifters, but some have evolved the ability to using another organisms as natural camouflage. This squid actually provides food and shelter for the bacteria, which rewards the squid with a optical invisibility cloak.

Light from the light organ of a bobtail squid obscures its silhouette Bobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria (Aliivibrio fischeri), which inhabit a special light organ in the squid's mantle. The luminescent properties of the bacteria regulate gene expression in the light organ.[3] The bacteria are fed a sugar and amino acid solution by the squid and in return hide the squid's silhouette when viewed from below by matching the amount of light hitting the top of the mantle. This method of camouflage is an example of counter-illumination.

The organ contains filters which may alter the wavelength of luminescence closer to that of downwelling moonlight and starlight; a lens with biochemical similarities to the squid’s eye to diffuse the bacterial luminescence; and a reflector which directs the light ventrally.[2]


A perfect example of “Natura Artis Magistra” (evolution)

I don’t think a god could have imagined all the variations Evolution came up with all by its lonesome.

CC-v.3 said,

I don’t think a god could have imagined all the variations Evolution came up with all by its lonesome.

I don’t see how any intelligence would find need to create all the variations, some of which defy credulity and any apparent usefulness.

Why should a tardigrade be able survive almost all conditions including the vacuum of space for extended periods of time and temperatures that would kill all other organisms, when it would never be need that ability (unless it is a result of panspermia) . Why would extremophiles only be able to live in conditions where nothing else can live such as deep ocean black smokers and would die in very benign and pleasant environments, where most life dwells. Why would a god produce a creature like the Silvery Salamander female which mates but rejects the male sperm, only to produce female clones of the mother. That is surely a dead end in evolution as is demonstrated by there few small protected families of Silveries remaining in a few ponds in Illinois.

There are no male silvery salamanders. The females are triploid, having three sets of chromosomes per cell instead of the usual two sets. This species is the result of a hybridization between the Jefferson and blue-spotted salamanders.

IMO, it is the very abundance of variety that argues against “intelligent design” and “divine pupose” and suggest a mathematical “exponetial function” in DNA mutative diversity.

I don’t think a god of “intelligent design” would create all those evolutionary mutations to satisfy the god of “intelligent (natural) selection” to see who is worthy of procreation.

Will our discovery of new biological organism ever stop?
Don't you worry, we'll get 'em all killed here real soon so that we won't have to be changing any more biology books. Drill, baby, drill! (Please note: I do NOT really, actually, in real life, agree with Sarah f-ing Palin, nor any of her inbread, dumbass family or ideas and I did throw up in my mouth a little when I typed a quote from her as my own. Just had to get that off my chest.)


Want to see a beneficial micro-organism which may be used to help kill bacteria?

Yes, this is a bacteriophage, and it’s pretty darn awesome. Really, who would have expected a structure this beautiful from a technically non-living entity?

Yep, that’s right. The bacteriophage is not alive. Not really dead, either. Which I suppose is more shiversome than imagining it as attacking our own body cells… except it doesn’t do that, either. The caption is implying that our immune system is being attacked by the isocahedral-headed bacteriophage, but anyone who knows a teensy bit about science, and stops to think about it (the latter is most important) will suss out the truth here.

Bacteriophage = Bacteria-eater (Bacterio = bactria phage = eater).

So, yeah, this thing is an eater of bacteria. Certainly not human cells, and in fact, it is being studied (and in some places used) as a therapy to help fight human diseases.

And look what turns up in the dynamic part of the T4 Bacteriophage. Surprise, our dear friend the Microtubule.