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Research at Roger Williams University Provides Clue to Mystery of Comb Jellyfish

Published on August 28, 2012

For years, marine biologists have been baffled by the hunting prowess of the comb jellyfish, which is capable of eating ten times its body weight per day, starving entire ecosystems by scarfing up everything at the bottom of the food chain. Now, research conducted by Sean Colin at Roger Williams University on the fluid dynamics of the jelly's feeding behavior gives us a clue why this jellyfish is so deadly.

Read the story in Smithsonian Magazine

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