You would think it’s necessary to have a brain to be able to learn new things. But at least one brainless marine creature has shown scientists otherwise. For the first time, a jellyfish recently revealed its ability to learn from experience. Scientists shared their results of an experiment in which a Caribbean box jellyfish learned to identify and avoid obstacles.
Our Science and the Sea initiative began in July of 2005 as a monthly column in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. A year later, it expanded into a radio program, podcast, and website. In February 2022, we published our 200th magazine article! Special thanks to Tara Haelle, who has written most of our stories over the past decade and to Heather Herrick, who coordinated production.
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