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subcultured at 8:52PM, May 20, 2007
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evolution at work :)

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Millions of years ago, jellyfish were trapped in lake palau after a submerged reef rose from the sea, creating a landlocked saltwater lake. with not alot of predators the jellyfish have adapted to the new conditions by losing their sting. They have eight primitive eyes and algae that live within their cells. These algae are what the jellyfish live on. Twice each day, the jellyfish in the lake swim from one side to the other. The jellyfish do this to get sunlight to their internal algae so that the algae can grow. At night the jellyfish swim to a lower depth where the water is rich in nitrogen. The nitrogen also sustains the algae population. The jellyfish has only one main predator in this lake – the sea anemone. Jellyfish can be stung, trapped, and killed by these creatures.

They live by photosynthesis because they cannot feed on anything in this lake. This lake is such a heaven to them that there are just so many of them living here.




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silentkitty at 9:05PM, May 20, 2007
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Wow, they're so pretty. :o
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dangerfunk at 9:06PM, May 20, 2007
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that's interesting, would you call them plants now or animals since they still feed on the algae?
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Alexis at 9:44PM, May 20, 2007
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Wow, that's really neat. They are still animals, though, living in a relationship with the algea. To be plants their cells would be different, they would need cell walls made of cellulose.
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subcultured at 9:44PM, May 20, 2007
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they are each classified as each other algae and jellyfish

it's like the bacteria that lives in your intestines that synthesizes vitamin k. They both need each other to live somewhat.
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The jellyfish do this to get sunlight to their internal algae so that the algae can grow. At night the jellyfish swim to a lower depth where the water is rich in nitrogen. The nitrogen also sustains the algae population.
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wyldflowa at 3:02AM, May 21, 2007
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That video makes me think of the haunted ghost ship on Mario where you have to swim through all the boos… XD

This planet sure is amazing~ Its like those animals that have evolved to live around underwater vents and things… you think you know the boundaries of livable habitats then somehow life just seems to bloom somewhere you thought would be impossible~ It really leads me to believe that life is just meant to be. :)
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Cthulhu at 2:06PM, May 21, 2007
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I don't care if they don't have stingers! I'd still piss myself if I saw that!

But it is kinda cool…
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deletedbyrequest03 at 6:31PM, May 21, 2007
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Wow, there's so many! Very pretty! Jellyfish are nice :D

This year, school's full of BS!!!
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Red Slayer at 6:39PM, May 21, 2007
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Living greenhouses.
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Cthulhu at 11:57AM, May 28, 2007
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So seriously. That's pretty dang scary.
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that kid yellow at 12:11PM, May 28, 2007
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beautiful yet scary
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Peter Melvin at 2:00PM, May 28, 2007
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See this is why I did Zoology at University. I love animals…not in a furry like manner, thats just odd.

As far as I am concerned Nature IS God, not some sky-beard.

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 2:42PM, May 28, 2007
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animals that use a plants method of feeding… cool!
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I have a gun. It's really powerful. Especially against living things.
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Peter Melvin at 3:36PM, May 28, 2007
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animals that use a plants method of feeding… cool!

More animals do it than youd think. Corals, some clams…ok so mostly just sea beasts and normally theyre sessile but you get the idea.

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